The Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully embarked on his 65th year as the voice of Dodger baseball. Having started with the Dodgers while the team was still in Brooklyn, the 86-year-old has been on the job for decades and still loves his profession everyday.
While being interview on Wednesday on WFAN Radio with Mike Francesa, Scully admitted that he has the goose bumps for every exciting play he has the privilege to broadcast. When he ceases to be excited about every play, that is when the legendary broadcaster will know that it is time to retire, but that time does not seem to be anytime soon. Although Scully does not travel with the team anymore and has been limited to broadcasting games on the West Coast, he seems to make a lasting impression with every play called.
He attributes his success to former CBS Sports broadcaster Red Barber, who took Scully under his wing and mentored the Dodgers broadcaster early in his career. From Barber, he learned what he considers to be the two most important pieces of advice for entering the sports broadcasting world: be prepared and be yourself.
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