Matt Falkenbury of The Daily ‘Stache, a Mets blog, has started an online petition to get broadcasting legend Vin Scully to call one more World Series before his career comes to a close. The petition reads,
Vin Scully, the greatest baseball announcer of all time has not called a World Series Game on Television since Game 5 of the 1988 World Series when his Dodgers defeated the Mighty A’s. As his career comes closer to an end, I feel that this great man and broadcaster needs to have one more chance to shine when the stage shines the brightest, The World Series. Join me in this push to have him get one more chance to crown a World Champion in the way it should always be done, with class, dignity and honor, the way he has done it for over 60 years.
As Duk at Big League Stew points out, Scully can’t simply show up and call the Series, since Joe Buck is the play-by-play announcer for Fox, which owns the broadcast rights to the Fall Classic. But that doesn’t mean a few people can’t take the opportunity to venerate Scully while undermining the rank of Buck, whose ongoing struggles with a vocal ailment led Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing to suggest Buck should step aside from his Saturday game of the week baseball duties until his voice has returned to full drone.