— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 22, 2016
As he remarked about the remarkable life of Vin Scully on Tuesday afternoon, after having already done short biographies on more than a dozen other activists, entertainers, scientists and historical figures in the room, President Barack Obama admitted he might not have been the best emcee for this Presidential Medal of Freedom recognition.
“I thought about him doing all these citations,” Obama said of the Dodgers’ retired broadcaster, “which would have been cool, but …”
The White House East Room erupted in laughter.
“I thought, we should make him sing for his supper.”
Obama then tried a brief Scully imitation, saying, “Up next …,” which drew more applause.
More at this link …
— NBA (@NBA) November 22, 2016
— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) November 22, 2016
Pres. Obama awards Vin Scully, the voice of Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 seasons, the Medal of Freedom. https://t.co/gICgC7svpD
— ABC News (@ABC) November 22, 2016