The Tao of Vin Scully XIII: Paul Sunderland

As a professional play-by-play man, what can you learn about your craft simply by listening to Vin Scully today?

It’ll be the focus of Friday’s media column. To start today’s link to the series we go to:

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== Paul Sunderland (linked here), the former Lakers’ play-by-play man (2002-05) now on college basketball and volleyball for FSW and Prime Ticket:

“I think that the lesson from Vin is an old one but rarely practiced today — Less is more. His pace, preparation and story telling mastery are unequaled. At 43, 53 or 83, however, the most important thing we have to learn from Vin may be unattainable. That is his humility, class and grace.

“I know we’re not trying not to go gushing here, but how does one not gush about Vin? He always puts the game, the players and fans first. Fans tune in, not to hear pontificating with the luxury of television pictures to cover the game. That’s why I loved doing radio and the simulcast for the Lakers.”

== Previous answers to the question as posted on the blog:
= Jim Nantz (linked here)
= Ross Porter (linked here)
= Ken Levine (linked here)
= Matt Vasgersian (linked here)
= Victor Rojas (linked here)
= Charley Steiner (linked here)
= Bob Miller (linked here)
= Nick Nickson (linked here)
= Chris Roberts (linked here)
= Ralph Lawler (linked here)
= Chris Fisher (linked here)
= Jeff Lasky (linked here)

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