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Happy Birthday, Ross and Vin
2005-11-29 15:50
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

How did I not know the two longtime Dodger announcers had the same birthday??? I'm ashamed.

But best wishes to them both!

Comments
2005-11-29 16:50:52
1.   GoBears
I didn't know that either. But at least we have an explanation for Porter's dismissal last off-season:

Wait for it.......

McCourt didn't have the cash flow for 2 birthday cakes in the same week. Someone had to go.

Ba-dum-dum.

I'll be here all week.

2005-11-29 17:42:20
2.   dzzrtRatt
Near the end of the '04 season, big game against St. Louis, huge crowd in a great mood. I was sitting in the loge, right under the broadcast booth. During "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" I looked up and behind me to see Ross standing up and looking down at the crowd. For some reason I caught his eye, so I gave him a thumbs-up. He smiled and made the same sign. I don't know, that seemed like the gesture of a genuinely nice man who understood his job was simply to take care of the fans. A great guy; sincerely missed. Happy birthday to Ross and Vin both.
2005-11-29 17:54:56
3.   D4P
1
Is it safe to assume that your "Wait for it" is a Ron Howard reference?
2005-11-29 18:14:04
4.   GoBears
1 Not that I'm aware of. I was thinking more along the lines of Monty Python.
2005-11-29 18:20:37
5.   D4P
4
Darn. I take it you don't watch Arrested Development...?
2005-11-29 18:30:41
6.   GoBears
5 Ah. No. Saw it a couple times and liked it, but never find myself in front of the TV at the right time, and I'm still pre-TIVO. I'll get around to it at some point, especially since the commitment is now known to be a short one.
2005-11-29 18:39:45
7.   D4P
6
Yes, sadly, the commitment is short. But I recommend you lengthen it by purchasing the DVDs. It's a great show. BTW: what academic field do you call home?
2005-11-29 19:27:31
8.   Michael Green
I have done some history on them and didn't know it until I happened to be in LA and hear Ross fill in on a talk show and interview Vin, and Ross mentioned that they shared a birthday and the same number of grandchildren, 13 each. But Vin was about to pull ahead.

I think Ross is now 66 and Vin is 78. Good genes!

2005-11-29 20:22:50
9.   popup
Happy birthday to both Vin and Ross. And if either or both of them read these comments, thanks to both for making Dodger baseball such a joy to hear on the radio.

Stan from Tacoma

2005-11-29 23:46:44
10.   al bundy
I never knew that either.

But happy birthday to 2 great Dodgers.

2005-12-01 00:40:06
11.   Steamer
Just wanted to echo the birthday wishes to both Vin and Ross.

Ross, we miss you, and Vin, we can't imagine life without your mellifluous voice cascading all over Los Angeles.

There are many audio clips of Vin Scully's fine work. Thought I would share a favorite of mine, from 2004. It's a great moment for Dave Roberts against the Yankees. (Bet the Yankees wish he'd stayed a Dodger)

55 years later and you can still hear the excitement and love of the game in Vin's voice. Wonderful. Thirty seconds listening to him and suddenly, it's great to be a Dodger fan again.

http://www.ballparkradio.com/archives/vin/vin_rabbit.wav

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