Magic Johnson gets Vin Scully’s name wrong twice at new Dodgers owners press conference
Magic Johnson spoke enthusiastically at the Dodgers’ new owner press conference held at Chavez Ravine on Wednesday, but he made one major mistake. As LBS contributor Arsen Dadyan pointed out to us, Magic actually called legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully “Vince” on two occasions (seen at the 6:30 mark in the video above).
The former Lakers star spoke about all the great things the new owners of the Dodgers were going to accomplish. He promised that “we’re going to win again,” and “we’re committed for the long haul.”
And while Johnson did a great job leading the pep rally and giving the fans plenty of reasons to expect great things in the future, he showed that maybe he’s not quite as knowledgeable about the team as the front he’s created would indicate.
No true fan of the team would call Vin Scully “Vince.” Scully is widely regarded as the greatest announcer in baseball, and perhaps all sports. Everyone knows his name is Vin. But for someone like Magic Johnson, who comes across more as a figurehead paraded out in front of the masses as the ownership’s representative because of his legendary status in LA is comforting to the fans, this seems like a sure sign that he’s been fudging it all along.