They have been Vin Scully’s colleagues in the media. As while the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster has already called his last game, more and more want to share their interactions and stories. So we happily and graciously continue:
Josh Suchon, the play-by-play voice for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, now affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, joined the franchise in 2013 when it was still an affiliate of the Dodgers. From 2008-2011, he co-hosted “Dodger Talk” on the team’s KLAC-AM (570) affiliate and the team’s radio network. The San Diego State grad also did games for the Modesto Nuts and Watertown Indians, called some Dodgers spring-training games on radio, and wrote for the Oakland Tribune from 2000-06 covering the Giants and A’s. He is also the author of the 2013 outstanding book, “Miracle Men: Hershiser, Gibson and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers”
Suchon offers these thoughts about Scully’s retirement:
“I’ve read all the wonderful tributes compiled on Tom Hoffarth’s blog, and I’m not sure what to add that hasn’t already been stated so eloquently. What stood out to me most was how often I read something and thought, ‘Vin was the same with me.’
“It shows his consistency as a person, whether it was Charley Steiner, Matt Vasgersian, Ryan Lefebvre, or myself. Vin remained so humble, gracious, warm, and his cheerful smile always made your day.
“What also stood out to me over the last 10 days is that I’m just so glad that Vin was able to exit on his terms. He was able to thank the fans, he was able to hear and feel the love of the fans toward him, and everybody could have a good cry together. Phillies fans never got to say goodbye to Harry Kalas, Mariners fans couldn’t say goodbye to Dave Niehuas, and A’s fans couldn’t say goodbye to Bill King. But baseball fans in general, and specifically Dodgers fans, were able to salute Vin in such a beautiful way. Continue reading