It’s Out of the Question: What makes Vin Scully great? All of the above, and beyond

Illustration by Jim Thompson

Illustration by Jim Thompson

Why do we revere Vin Scully so?
Nostalgia? His unfailingly polite and pleasant persona, both on the air and in person?
His poetic vocabulary and delivery with a grandfatherly lilt, never a touch overdone?
His abiding respect for the game, personified by prodigious preparation?
Those aren’t our questions. Word for word, all of the above was asked this past week by Wendy Parker, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer and editor now of the exceptional Sports Biblio Digest, a blog dedicated to sports books, history and culture.
“All of the above” was also the next line in Parker’s summarization to her inquiry. And she’s living about 3,000 miles away from all this current Vin-sanity.

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