Without 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.”
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.
Genius! And a sweet reminder of why listening to Scully remains, in his 65th year on the job, worthy of Garrison Keillor, Will Rogers and other great fireside-chat storytellers. Savor the words and pictures of Henry’s item here.
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