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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jon Miller Does a Japanese and Spanish Vin Scully Impression

Sunday marked the 60th anniversary of Vin Scully calling Dodgers games — a truly remarkable feat. Several people wrote tributes to Vin including Tony Jackson at ESPNLA, Eric Stephen at TrueBlueLA, and the Associated Press. All of those were lovely tributes to one of my favorite broadcasters of all-time. But there was one tribute that topped them all and it came from Jimmy Traina at SI Hot Clicks. Jimmy linked to an audio clip of Jon Miller (another one of my favorite broadcasters) doing an impression of Vin Scully in both Japanese and Spanish. I hadn’t heard these clips in over five years and there’s just as funny now as they were then. Check em out and skip ahead to the 1:30 mark:

For important background on the impressions, Miller is not mocking Scully; he’s explaining that broadcasters abroad tried to mimic Scully and he was replicating those calls. Well, that’s the background unless I’m falling for a joke. Speaking of jokes, my man Eddie Garcia at FOX Sports Radio told me a classic Jon Miller story. Apparently Miller was down by the boardwalk in Venice, CA and went up to a hamburger stand by the beach. Miller asked the worker if they had any veggie burgers. After Miller received the perplexed look he wanted, Jon went on to order a double cheeseburger. Classic Miller.

Sources:
Alyssa Milano Talks Dodgers, Sixty for Scully [SI Extra Mustard Hot Clicks]



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