FOR MAY 16, 2016
I was struck by the contrast between the crowds in two photos, one from the Kentucky Derby (LEADING OFF) and the other from the Vin Scully story. While I was hard-pressed to find 10 people who weren't watching the race on their cellphones, far fewer had a phone up while listening to Vin.
Kenneth V. Fritchman, Springfield, Ill.
Missing from Tom Verducci's article was the fact that more than two-thirds of the L.A. fan base does not get to hear the great Scully in his final year because of the team's ongoing dispute with Time Warner Cable. And about this, the Dodgers seem not to care.
Bill Waxman, Simi Valley, Calif.
Verducci is right that Scully has united generations of baseball pros, from Branch Rickey to today's rookies. But Scully has also united generations of family members—many of whom never met, like my father and my son—in the shared joy and privilege of listening to that fabulous voice. There will never be another like Vin.
Gerald J. Miller
Liberty Hill, Texas
I am a lifelong East Coast Dodgers fan, born in 1950 and hooked on Scully since the '63 World Series. When he announced his first Dodgers game, I was in diapers. When he announces his last this October, I could be in diapers again. It would be the only time I've gone for the cycle.
Dave Rossow, Boylston, Mass.
Reading about the high hopes in Chicago has gotten this Yankees fan, who doesn't have much hope for this season, excited about baseball again. After Leicester City's Premier League title, a Cubs World Series win seems completely feasible.
Even though I'm from Los Angeles, I've become a fan of Stanford's Christian McCaffrey(Mr. Everything). But before he and his family start feeling too sorry for themselves because he's a white running back, they might want to speak to black quarterbacks Marlin Briscoe or Warren Moon about dealing with racial stereotypes.
Rodney K. Boswell
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