Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Sad End Of Vin Scully
So, Scully will be with us through 2010, and then no more; then it's back to the relentless, ordinary, and at times, clumsy duo in the booth yesterday, Steve Lyons and Eric Collins. I have normally been a proponent of the idea that there are plenty of triple-A broadcasters who could do a competent job in the booth, but Collins has underscored the difficulties with that line of thinking. To me, he's polished but never outstanding, while Lyons reminds me too much of the flaws that Bob Brenly brings to the Cubs broadcasts. While this story isn't finished yet — and I never thought I would openly pine for the return of Charley Steiner to the TV booth, but I do — it seems like the Dodgers are in for a number of years of mediocrity in the booth. At least they'll have a good team, barring any catastrophic trades.