Bone-chilling news out of Los Angeles as LA Times columnist T.J. Simers reports the Dodgers sent out evaluation forms to season ticket holders, asking them to rate the team’s…announcers.
Are the Dodgers seriously polling the electorate for its opinion of Vin [GETTING BLANKED}ing Scully?
Simers notes a season ticket holder forwarded him an email searching for feedback on the full Dodgers broadcast team (Vin doesn’t travel beyond California at this point so the Dodgers have a big broadcast team) with the SIXTY-TWO YEAR VETERAN and national treasure Scully’s name appearing right alongside the likes of mortals Steve Lyons and Ricky Monday. An excerpt:
On a scale of 1 to 5, “They wanted my opinion of Vin Scully in the following eight areas: 1. Knowledge of baseball; 2. Knowledge of Dodgers organization; 3. Objectivity; 4. Accuracy of calls; 5. Storytelling ability; 6. Focus on the game; 7. Style; 8. Overall performance.
What is this-I don’t even!
The Dodgers are in a period of serious upheaval right now and clearly suffer from a lack of direction. But honest to God, who okayed this? The ONE THING the Dodgers have going for them beyond Matt Kemp — the one symbol of all that is right and just in this world — and he’s subject to the thoughtless clicks of John from Yorba Linda? Outrage!
Perhaps the Dodgers could have saved considerable time and paperwork by just heading over to the Facebook group dedicated to getting Scully to call the World Series of the considerable favor given to the online petition with the same goal. PEOPLE LOVE VIN SCULLY, YOU ASSES.
Sorry, I got a little heated there. For a great relaxation device, pull up a map of Southern Calfornia. Now read all the place names in your head using Vin’s voice. Instant serenity!
The Dodgers are well within their rights to take the temperature of the fanbase as it relates to the broadcast team. Doesn’t Vin Scully somehow rise above the level of generic regional broadcaster? The Dodgers issued a statement to Simers, noting the job is Vin’s “as long as he wants it.” Maybe they could treat him that way. At least give him the benefit of the doubt.