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Vin Scully on Twitter 12/16/13 #AskVin

What a treat for Christmas to have Vin Scully take over the Dodger account  on Monday.

As everyone knows, Vin Scully will be the Grand Marshall at the 2014 Rose Parade.

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Here are the questions that Vin Scully answered:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! A pleasure to be tweeting with you this morning.

@Dodgers  #AskVin Are you going to the football game after the Rose Bowl parade? Maybe call a little of the game with @KirkHerbstreit ?

  • @weber_virginia yes, the Grand Marshal tosses the coin to start the game! No, I’ll be busy with the entire family who will be there #AskVin

@Dodgers any special plans with the family for the holidays? #AskVin

No question but @Dodgers vin you are truly a great man and it’s been an honor to have listened to you all these years #AskVin #VinIsTheMan

  • @MannyF10 I am extremely grateful and humbled for the opportunity to do the job. #AskVin

@Dodgers Vin, after many many years with the Dodgers, what play and game do you hold closest to your heart..#askvin

  • .@vincebase5 probably the ’55 World Series. That was the only one the #Dodgers ever won in Brooklyn. That was probably the most momentous.

#AskVin what was your most memorable year

  • .@clariceann__27 Certainly the 42-8 stretch was bordering on the miraculous. That was really amazing. #AskVin
Making jury duty bearable. RT @Dodgers: Pull up a chair — Vin Scully is now in the tweet seat! #AskVin

@Dodgers hey Vin, you have seen many great dodger pitchers. Where would you rank Kershaw among them? #AskVin

  • .@21AGM Clayton is on his way to joining the top 5. He just needs some more seasons. #AskVin
  • On naming Public Enemy No. 1: It was the most electrifying curveball we had seen in some time. #AskVin

Vin, do you have an iPhone and what apps do you use? #askVin

  • .@Ruy24 I have a whole bunch — a dictionary, a history one, the stock market and a newspaper app. Those are a couple that I use. #AskVin

@Dodgers Hi Vin. Merry Christmas! Do you have a favorite childhood memory from the holidays? The best gift you ever received as a boy?

  • .@TBrownYahoo the best gift I ever received was a bicycle. I was about 8 years old.  As a small boy we never had a Christmas tree. I’d go to bed and there would be no sign of Christmas in the apartment.  I would wake up and rush into the living room and there would be a Christmas tree fully decorated. #AskVin

@Dodgers favorite baseball movie? #AskVin

  • .@LBthrowbackDUDE I did work on a movie, “For Love of the Game.” Perhaps because I was so involved in it.  They built a press box in the studio and they showed the game on a huge screen. I broadcast what I saw. There was no script. #AskVin

@Dodgers  Vin, I would be honored if you and your lovely wife would join us for Christmas dinner. #AskVin

  • .@Geeman1026 It would be hard for me to leave the gathering at our house with 16 grandchildren. It will be quite a group. #AskVin

#AskVin Where  and when did “Pull up a chair…” originate?

  • .@DJLBroker I don’t really know. It was just something that came out of my mouth some sixty odd years ago. I just picked it up. #AskVin

@Dodgers Mr.Scully #AskVin is now trending, your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/gcnV9ibrEe

@Dodgers Have you ever met Mariano Rivera personally? #AskVin

  • .@davidsDOINit Yes, he is an amazing charitable man. I didn’t know that until I met him. #AskVin

@Dodgers How did you arrange to have http://Santascall.org call your grandkids?

  • .@jaredkaufer Enter the website, answer the questionnaire, and Santa gives three choices for times to call. #AskVin

@Dodgers #AskVin Do you remember the first baseball game you attended?

  • .@ErnieMontano It was at the Polo Grounds. Dodgers and the Giants. I would say it was 1939. In the bleachers and cost 55 cents. #AskVin
  • I started calling games in my head when I was playing stickball with the boys. Then would holler a little play-by-play from my apartment.

@Dodgers Good morning, is there a particular celebrity memory that is a favorite?  Presidents?  Thrilled you’re on twitter. Thanks!  #AskVin

  • .@LAKingsSCC2012 Walter O’Malley introduced me to General Douglas MacArthur. He was a typical General — strong, quiet, austere.  I lived in Ronald Reagan’s neighborhood and went to the White House for his 1st inauguration with my wife.That was really one in a million.

@Dodgers who is the greatest baseball player of all time? #AskVin

And to conclude:

  • A heartfelt thanks to all, and as Tiny Tim said, “God bless us, every one!” -Vin Scully #AskVin

Thank you Vin for taking the time to answer questions on Twitter.  See you at the Rose Parade!   My question was favored by the Dodgers but it was not asked.  I wanted to know what is Vin Scully reading in the offseason.

Vin Scully Tweets from 12/3/2012 #AskVin

Here are Vin Scully’s tweets from today when he took over the @Dodgers from 9:30 to 10 a.m. PST.

Hi this is Vin Scully, delighted to spend time with you. We’ll be tweeting for a little while & I look forward to that opportunity. #AskVin

I was deeply touched by all of the birthday wishes. Thank you. #AskVin

All of them. #AskVin RT @TheTonyLee: #AskVin What is your favorite Nancy Bea Hefley tune?

Favorite moment: I was much younger, more impressionable when the Dodgers won in 1955. That last game was the most emotional for me. #AskVin

Red Barber was like my father, he cared that I would succeed. He taught me preparation. #AskVin

The biggest clubhouse personality was a bat boy named Charlie di Giovanni.  He was a character, and we called him the brow.  #AskVin

On trending in the United States: “Oh my lord, it’s a slow day.” #AskVin

Maybe this was in response to my question or similar questions on his favorite stadium besides Dodger Stadium.

Outside of DS, Wrigley. Colorful fans and the game always in doubt. A special moment was broadcasting the first night game there. #AskVin

My favorite baseball book, “Three Nights in August.” My current book that I’m reading is called “Unbroken.” #AskVin

I’ve been hooked on a television show called “Homeland.” They do that show so well. #AskVin

.@craigary Don’t get too involved in new stats. There isn’t any feeling for them. I’ll have to be reeducated like with the Twitter. #AskVin

We used to have a Gordon Windhorn.  I used to say Gordon Widhorn and his orchestra.  Also Clayton Dalrymple, a WW officer. #AskVin

What a great morning!   This is the picture the Dodgers used to advertise Vin taking over the  @Dodgers for 30 minutes:

It is an old picture!  Look at the old monitor!

Vin Scully will be on Twitter on Monday December 3, 2012

I can’t wait till Monday at 9:30 a.m. PST when Vin Scully takes over the @Dodgers twitter account  for 30 minutes to answer questions from fans.   You must use the hashtag #AskVin to post questions.  

Mr. Scully celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times checked in on Scully to see what he was doing for the occasion, to which Scully replied: “It’s quiet and peaceful, and I’m reading a good book — ‘Unbroken,’ by Laura Hillenbrand — on this soft day”.  

When I read that quote above from Vin, I could hear him in my mind saying it.  

Here is a favorite picture of Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin taken by Jon SooHoo.     Mr. Scully has covered the Dodgers for the last 63 years.   Senor Jaime has covered the Dodgers for last 54 years.   We are truly blessed  listening to these two treasures.

 Now what can I ask Vin?    I did ask a question when Vin  was a guest at the Baseball Prospectus Dodger Stadium event.    

Here are some of the questions that have been submitted to @Dodgers #AskVin :

What is your favorite Fernando Valenzuela moment? And what baseball book would you recommend?

How many hours of prep work do u do before a game & do u prefer to work alone in the booth or with a color commentator?

From my friend Arturo: “Which Dodger Championship team would be your most memorable one?  

In Field of Dreams did you have a script or ad-lib?

As an aspiring broadcaster what can I do to make it big time?  I’d like to just like you and do play by play my whole life.

Should questionable players from the steroid era be voted into Cooperstown? 

I am sure that by tomorrow there will be plenty of more questions submitted, mines included.  

 

 

Let’s  see if we can get Vin Scully trending tomorrow.

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