In his July 7 letter to the editor (“Don’t lionize Scully”), Randy Morton embarrasses himself by casting aspersions on Hall of Fame Dodger announcer Vin Scully, regarded by his peers and baseball fans alike as among the best broadcasters in baseball history.
This is a case of a writer being blinded by bias.
Morton says he “hates” the Dodgers, so he extends his rage to Scully — a dignified, humble man with an extraordinary gift for play-by-play.
Randy, you’re light-years from reality when you assert that Vin Scully “ has lost his understanding and respect for the opposition and the game.”
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Nothing could be further from the truth.
And you prove that you haven’t listened to Scully’s wonderfully balanced broadcasts when you say he criticizes the Giants and mispronounces names.
Finally, you fail to understand journalism. Simply because The Tribune ran a feature story on Scully doesn’t mean they are extolling his virtues; it just means that Scully is an iconic figure in the sports world, who deserves to have stories written about his life and times.
By the way, congratulations on the Giants’ three World Series Championships over the past five years.