Are You Serious? Not only is legendary Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax talking to Dodgers’ pitchers this Spring Training in a role that can best be described as amazing, and otherwise decribed as a special advisor, but he’s talking to legendary Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully too? And I get to listen to it? If you haven’t watched this dream scenario, this wild lion rescues a baby zebra type warm fuzzy moment of the baseball season, then here is the short video. But Vin Scully describes this present union much simpler and beautifully than I (obviously) when he states it’s the “Best Story of the Spring, Sandy Koufax back with the Dodgers.”
I have so many questions to ask both, but what I was most impressed by was Sandy’s practical approach. On where to stand on the mound, Sandy confessed, “If it works for the pitcher, that’s the right place to be. There’s more than one way to do this.”
And since the legend retired, every pitcher to a man has been trying to do it the one way Sandy Koufax did it. 3 Cy Young Awards, 4 World Series Titles, 4 No Hitters, an NL MVP, and 2 World Series MVP Awards is one hell of a way to do it. And thankfully Vin Scully hasn’t retired, but in the many ways we’ve seen how to call a game, I’m thankful even 1 person can call it like Vin Scully.
What is even more interesting is what the two didn’t but could have talked about. Scully called the legendary lefties’ whole career from Brooklyn to LA. No one has the insight, and catalogue of knowledge that Scully has on Koufax’s place in the game. If Prime Ticket or next year’s TWC wants off the chart’s ratings, if they had any sway they would put the two Hall of Famers together every week. Wouldn’t it be nice.