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Players insist on making the pilgrimage to say heartfelt goodbye to Vin Scully in person

latimes.com — The headsets are there, of course. The replay monitor is too, and a computer and printer as well. Statistics, standings and game notes rest atop the tabletops, and the Dodgers' schedule fills a poster on the wall. There is nothing remarkable about this broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium, except its occupant and one object that appears completely out of place.

Three calls that are arguably Vin Scully's all-time best

latimes.com — It's a round number, and it's astounding: Vin Scully has called close to 10,000 Dodgers games. To ask Scully to identify his favorite call - one call, from one of those thousands of games - would appear to be a question best suited for one of his famously diplomatic answers.

After 67 years of greatness calling Dodgers games, Vin Scully just wants to be remembered as a good man

latimes.com — The young man bid his mother farewell. It was his first day on the job, and he had a train to catch. He was 10 months out of college, still living with his parents. The train carried him from New York to Philadelphia, and a taxi delivered him to Shibe Park.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | The Merced Sun-Star

mercedsunstar.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | The Telegraph

macon.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

ledger-enquirer.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | The State

thestate.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | Bradenton Herald

bradenton.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | News & Observer

newsobserver.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.

Bill Shaikin: There's no calling the AL MVP race at this point | The Herald

heraldonline.com — In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. "I try to be the best player in the league every year," he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether "best" and "most valuable" are the same thing.
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Sep 25, 2016

@dodgerfanalways The Times wants good stories, not homers. The Dodgers aren't paying us.

Sep 25, 2016

Not supposed to root, but hearing Vin Scully call Dodgers' NL West clincher tomorrow - his last Dodger Stadium broadcast - would be amazing.

Sep 24, 2016

RT @GabeLacques: Nats clinch, Bryce Harper wins the night with Ledecky cap. https://t.co/WPPAHhRBlQ

Sep 24, 2016

@ajrod @LindseyThiry There is, literally, a "Dessert Room." It's the best.

Sep 24, 2016

Mike Trout: "I try to be the best player in the league every year." Is that enough for MVP? No shame iff it isn't.  http://fw.to/6lE4rrF 

Sep 24, 2016

RT @michaelwhitley: Vin Scully has been the voice of a team and of a city. He deserves a special section. You can get a copy in the Sunday…


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