Vin Scully is incredible. At 86 years old, he’s still broadcasting Los Angeles Dodgers games. Most people would be happy to just still be alive at 86, but Scully is still cruising along as the best baseball broadcaster in the business.
I love getting home from work late and flipping on Dodger games to listen to him (and because of Yasiel Puig, of course). MLB.tv is worth it just to hear Scully work, because he’s so good at what he does.
It was no surprise, then, when he did an outstanding job at memorializing the late Don Zimmer, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 83. During the Dodgers’ game against the Chicago White Sox, Scully fondly remembered his friend, telling numerous stories about the former Dodger shortstop.
The best story was at the end, so make sure you watch the whole video. I don’t want to ruin it, but it involves Zimmer telling Scully that he wanted to fight him. You’ll have to check it out for the full story.
It was truly sad to hear about Zimmer’s passing, and no one on Earth could have done a better job at remembering him than the supremely talented Vin Scully.