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Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Henry’

Reporter Earns High Praise from Vin Scully

LARegisterVinScullyLast month, we highlighted Sharon Henry‘s wonderful illustration in the Los Angeles Register depicting a typical day at the office for legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.

Via Twitter, Henry yesterday made us aware of an equally wonderful and entirely emblematic response from the man himself. On May 5, Scully dispatched a letter of thanks to the graphic reporter and included the following sentence:

I think I enjoyed your great artwork as much as anything that has ever been written about my job.

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Vin Scully, Illustrated

LARegisterVinScullyWithout a doubt, Vin Scully is the only current MLB play-by-play man who chose to annotate – for future broadcast use – Amanda Foreman‘s February 21 Wall Street Journal article “A Brief History of Avoiding Exercise.”

Per a wonderful graphic in the Los Angeles Register by visual columnist Sharon Henry, the 86-year-old Scully is still idiosyncratically at-it in Chavez Ravine. From her Vin-diagram:

He’s highlighted the [WSJ] part that describes how one out of three World War I draftees was unfit for combat. He imagines a time (perhaps when a player is out of breath after running to second) that he can share this with his audience.

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