Sunday, April 02, 2017

Bonus Pic(k) of the Week: Vin Scully in Brooklyn.

Vin Scully in Brooklyn
It's time for Dodger baseball! Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon to you, wherever you may be.

When Vin Scully retired last year, 2 October 2016, at age 88, he had broadcast Dodgers baseball games for 67 years, the longest span for any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history.

Mr. Scully began broadcasting the Dodgers' games in 1950, when the team was still playing in Brooklyn, New York, New York. In this 1950s photo of Mr. Scully in his Ebbett's Field broadcast booth in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a bottle of Schaefer Beer sits next to a carton of Lucky Strike cigarettes). Sponsor product placement!

In 1958, the Dodgers decamped to Los Angeles, California, and Mr. Scully followed. Two years later, Ebbets Field was razed and replaced by apartment buildings.

With Mr. Scully retired, Opening Day will never again be so mellifluous. But it's baseball today, and we can all hope that maybe, just maybe —to paraphrase Mr. Scully's famous call of Kirk Gibsons' 1988 World Series home run— in a year that is improbable, the impossible may happen.

It's a bonus Pic(k) of the Week on this magnificent Sunday. Play ball!

  • 1950s-era television commercial for F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company of New York, New York (1842-1981):
    Shaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one.
    Shaefer's pleasure doesn't fade even when your thirst is done.
    The most rewarding flavor in this man's world,
    For people who are having fun,
    Shaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one.
  • A tip of the YFGF fedora to Tom Palka, a member of the American Breweriana Society, who originally posted the Vin Scully photo to the Society's Facebook page.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as the subject.
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