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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Listen to Vin Scully tell the story of Cole Hamels and wife Heidi (Video)

Cole wife Heidi HamelsWe’ve posted countless clips over the years showing what makes Vin Scully the best broadcaster in sports, and this is just the latest example.

Cole Hamels was the starting pitcher against Zack Greinke in Wednesday’s Dodgers-Phillies game, so Vin got into telling the story of how Hamels met his wife, Heidi, who is a former “Survivor” reality show contestant (then known as Heidi Strobel).

According to Scully, Hamels went to get Heidi’s autograph and asked her out. They were in Clearwater, Fla., at the time, and she told him he’d have to go to Springfield, Mo., to take her out. The best part was hearing Scully go old school by describing Heidi as “GU,” which he said stood for “geographically unacceptable” (my parents always said it was geographically undesirable or geographically unfeasible).

Since I’m a DirecTV customer, the Dodgers have been dead to me this season. I didn’t see this clip until Crossing Broad posted it because Kyle Scott has been watching the series on his iPad and listening to Scully is a new experience for him.

Hearing Vin tell personal stories about players like this is usual business, but still always very enjoyable.

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