"Don’t be sad that it’s over. Smile because it happened."


The New York Times printed the transcript of Vin Scully calling his final inning after 67 years. Fittingly, it was a Dodgers/Giants game, and it was a very meaningful game -- a Giants win, which they got, would put them in the playoffs (alongside the Dodgers, who clinched last week in Scully's final home game called). 

His final sign off:

No runs, one hit for the Dodgers, who managed to leave four men on base because they were the only four they got on base. The Giants in the Western division are 45-31, the Dodgers are 43-33, so inside the division, they certainly were the better team.
That was awfully nice. The umpire just stood up and said goodbye, as I am saying goodbye. Seven runs, 16 hits for the winning Giants, 1-4-1 for the Dodgers. The winner, Matt Moore, the loser, Kenta Maeda. I have said enough for a lifetime, and for the last time, I wish you all a very pleasant good afternoon.

As my friend Daniel Jacobson quipped on Twitter, Scully may be "the only American public figure with a 100 percent approval rating." What a voice. What a career.


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