September 23, by Jim Meyer. When I had a chance to meet him, I jumped at the chance. Several years ago, I found out he had an affair, that his wife divorced him, and that the news never hit the wider Christian public. I could talk for hours about people I once put on a pedestal who embarrassed themselves or disappointed their followers by violating common decency or their own moral standards.
LOOK: Vin Scully writes a letter to fans before his final home series
Vin Scully pens letter to fans ahead of final game
It will belong to someone else in two weeks. Scully, 92, is selling the ring off his finger, as well as three other Dodgers world championship rings, his Ford Frick Hall of Fame award, personal letters and autographs from six U. Scully has put up for online auction his vast personal collection, right down to the Dodgers-blue leather loveseat from his home office. In a lengthy interview with me, Scully explained why he is selling the personal effects of his legendary career. Number one, I would like to make a small, humble donation to a worthy cause.
Vin Scully's love letter to Dodger fans: You were always there for me
I'm originally from New England, but have been following the Dodgers and attending their games since I moved out here in I have always had the utmost respect and appreciation for what you do, and it will be a sad day in this land when you finally hang up your golden microphone. As you know, two thirds of the Los Angeles market was shut out of watching the games virtually all of , which included masterful no-hitters by Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw, a triumphant Western Division pennant race with the Giants, and another season listening to your classy, informative tones for entire games.
Davis gave a detailed account of the process by which he was recruited by the Dodgers to became the local television voice of the team. Over a lengthy period of recruitment and negotiation, he finally accepted the job after Vasgersian, and up to three others, had turned the opportunity down. As Davis recounts, he sent an email to the Dodgers in , several months after they had first reached out to him, to check in on the process when he learned about Vasgersian being offered the job. Vasgersian was a known commodity in baseball, rising in stature.