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August 25, 2017


Thank you for highlighting the poetry of Mr. Scully. One of thrills of watching a Dodgers game is listening to him. He will be missed. His words and philosophies will stay with us.

I've always loved this line:

"Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day [pause]. Aren't we all?"

Thank you, Mr. Scully. Thank you, Mr. Lehman, for this piece.

Now the season feels more complete--with your thrilling take on baseball's best announcers. I can't imagine how it will be to have Dodger Baseball without Scully's remarkable voice, that reminds me of hot dogs and scripture. He has always made my team feel like a class act--even during the dark days (the Mc Court divorce, the TV blackout, the rumors and battles, the AJ Ellis trade. I like your point about silence, David. It's true! Vin knows just how to play with our imaginations, to pull us in close. And so have you with this post full of insight and sweet memory.

Scully: "There's a high drive to deep center field . . . Buckner goes back to the fence . . . it is gone!" (Hint: April 18, 1974)

Hank Aaron hits #715 off Al Downing. Right?

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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