Broadcasting legend and Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully will call his last three games this weekend, with Sunday being the big finale. It will most certainly be a moving, emotional spectacle, even more so than his Dodgers Stadium goodbye ceremony that was held last week.
Scully has been broadcasting since 1950, and he’s been the voice of the Dodgers since 1958. More than that, he’s basically THE premier baseball announcer of all time, arguably in ANY sport out there. Some call him a national treasure, and some would say that’s still an understatement.
How do we really quantify and digest the greatness of this American icon, in a proper and respectable fashion, without tip toeing into the realm of hyperbole? Is Vin Scully REALLY the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time?
To suss all of this out, I decided to open a Twitter investigation into the question of whether or not Vin Scully, the god of sports announcing, is indeed overrated. I didn’t find a lot of people willing to put their name on such a misguided, questionable, yet closely-held belief...but there were still some Scully contrarians out there.
So are we all just gonna pretend that Vin Scully isn't boring to listen to?— The Yankee Fan (@YankeeLiveTweet) September 24, 2016
This guy likes the Yankees, but doesn’t enjoy Vin Scully. The former pretty much negates his taste on any and all topics, can’t be trusted.
Vin Scully is overrated.— josh (@JoshReidProject) September 26, 2016
This guy keeps is short and simple. And wrong, but still.
He's a legend (deservedly so) & all but PSST…anyone else think Vin Scully is a bit overrated? #preparestogetblasted— Drew (@rocknrollchem) September 24, 2016
Here we have a Red Sox fan giving Vin Scully a backhanded compliment. But at least he’s prepared to get blasted, amirite!?
Vin scully is overrated. Can't stand listening to his broadcasts— #TrevorDodele (@WhereLebronAt) September 26, 2016
Nobody cares, bro.
Can't write a better ending but Vin Scully is still overrated https://t.co/vn67zIlQl0— Max Barkeley (@MBarkeley) September 26, 2016
This guy was really excited about Vin Scully calling off a walk-off in his last Dodgers home game. So excited that he then had to call Vin Scully overrated. Some people just can’t help themselves.
Vin Scully is so overrated. Give me Orsillo over him all day.— Patriots 19-0 (@tparrinello) September 24, 2016
Another Red Sox fan. I’m beginning to sense a pattern here, I think.
Hot take number 1: vin scully overrated— Connor Christopher (@connormick) September 22, 2016
Hot take number 2: if you can pick any player to build ur mlb team around, you go mookie betts.
I like hot takes. These are pretty weak hot takes, though, to be perfectly honest. They are wrong, too, of course. Oh...and it’s probably a Red Sox fan.
Vin Scully is the In N Out Burger of announcing. From California. Good, but wildly overrated. People never shut up about them.— Roose Moscow (@RooseMoscow) September 22, 2016
Hey, that’s at least a creative way to send a stupid opinion out into the internetz.
Am I the only person who thinks Vin Scully is overrated?— Jim Kaufman (@Jim_Kaufman) September 22, 2016
No, Jim. In a perfect world, you’d be all alone in this but you have fellow dumb dumbs right in this article with you.
Vin scully overrated.— ツ (@TrashTweetsOnly) September 21, 2016
FYI...this is another Boston person.
Vin Scully is boring, overrated, & has a terrible attitude. Held on to a fluff job for 67 years while insulting those who could replace him— Bryan (@Bsoks7) September 25, 2016
This is probably the creme of the Vin-Scully-is-overrated crop. Also...another Red Sox fan.
Look, there were times when I got sort of tired of the endless mythologizing and gushing over Vin Scully, and there might be a “pfffft, who cares about Vin Scully!?” thought that rolls through my head. In fact, sometimes I would like talking trash on Scully to my Dodgers fan friends, just to rile them up. Also, there were times when the Halos would play the Dodgers and I’d be like “man, this guy is sooooo boring and he pronounces names wrong sometimes and blah blah blah”.
Of course, I’d usually come back to my senses and begrudgingly realize that yes, Vin is a legend, and yes, that legend belongs to one of my least-favorite sports franchises...but nonetheless, the dude is like the 9th Wonder of the Modern World and if you try to throw shade or claim he’s overrated, you’re just going to come off as a completely clueless, idiotic, disingenuous, faux contrarian asshole who knows nothing whatsoever about both baseball AND broadcasting. In other words, a Red Sox fan.
Vin Scully is the most non-overrated person in sports. This weekend should be fun, as well as bittersweet. Scully is an original, and the world needs more like him.
From all at Halos Heaven: Happy trails, Vin.