Audio: Vin Scully Citing FanGraphs in Reality

Popular Irish legend maintains that one can find — at the end of a rainbow — one can find a pot of gold guarded by a leprechaun.

Bulgarian legend, meanwhile, proposes that anyone walking under a rainbow will experience a change in gender. Common sense, really.

Meanwhile, during the second inning of Tuesday night’s FSN broadcast of the Mets-Dodgers game (box), potentially real, but probably mythical, broadcaster Vin Scully cited FanGraphs.

Evidence of same:

here

Credit to Robert J. Baumann for capturing audio. Credit to not insignificant portion of the internet for documenting Scully’s citation.



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jacaissie
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What was the nature of his comment? I can’t get the audio to stop buffering.

JRM
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JRM

Transcript:

“I would tell you about the game, but Carson Cistulli is such a distractingly handsome man, I can’t. Carson works for Fangraphs as part of the parole-to-performance program, where handsome parolees with thesauruses – thesauri? – write things down and get paid money for reasons not entirely clear to the casual observer.

“But it’s probably because Carson is part of the reason I, Vin Scully, will now mention Fangraphs and gleefullize all associated with it.”

–JRM

AlexandertheMeh
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AlexandertheMeh

Just another reason to love the man.

triple_r
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You said “one can find” twice in the first sentence. This is the second straight post this has happened on–what gives?

syh
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syh

A Carson twist on anadiplosis, perhaps?

Anon21
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Anon21

It’s an affectation, Carson’s way of pretending that he’s so absentminded that he can’t remember what he wrote before that unnecessary construction (which should obviously have gone before “one”). It’s more plausible in the context of spoken word; here, it’s obvious that Carson did not in fact forget, because he had the text to glance back at he was typing.

I go back and forth over whether such affectations are charming or obnoxious. This particular one was fairly grating because it’s so artificial.

Free Bryan LaHair
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Free Bryan LaHair

that’s about as cool a shout out as anybody could get.

Grant
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Grant

The Cubs announcers on WGN I think mention fangraphs about every game. I could care less about the cubs but at least those guys make the games interesting to watch. It’s either them or the White Sox…damn being so close to chicago but no Fox Sports channel.

rob
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rob

Yesterday they even pointed out Homer Bailey’s discrepancy between his FiP and his ERA. I was so pleasantly surprised by it seeing that I am so used to the Fox Sports Ohio Broadcasters constantly mentioning Ws and Ls and ERAs.

Harry Hippie
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Harry Hippie

Sounds like JD. I miss him as an Astros Broadcaster. He turned me on to Fangraphs a couple seasons ago. Very smart man.

yosoyfiesta
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yosoyfiesta

Baseball is always worth watching, Vin Scully makes it worth listening to as well

Matthew Kirkeby
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Matthew Kirkeby

Dude is a true legend of broadcasting. Announcing will be all but a lost art when Vin hangs it up. #TrueDodgerBlue

Jay29
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Jay29

You need to drop this into FanGraphs Audio constantly, along with the Harold Reynolds “Dave Cameron” clip.

BG
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BG

This makes me happy.

canuckassassin
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canuckassassin

Is it just me or did he say fangraphs.cum? Are we sure he wasn’t referring to the adult version of Fangraphs which broadcasts live feeds of Symborski’s porn dungeon?

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