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No One Told Us It Was Vin Scully Day

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Vin Scully sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' in September 2011 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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If we have holidays honoring margaritas, donuts, and honestly, Jesus, it's really only fair that a day is specially set aside in celebration of Dodger announcer/beard historian/our fantasy grandpa Vin Scully. July 8 has officially been declared "Vin Scully Day" by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, who is using his time as the Acting Governor very wisely while Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom are on vacation out of state. You know what they say: while the cat's away, the mice will declare Vin Scully Day.

In a statement, de León said, "For his devotees, and there are millions nationwide, his catchphrase 'It's time for Dodger's [sic] baseball' is as beautifully simple as a ballpark dinner of a sack of peanuts, a Dodger Dog, and a cold drink." (Sidenote: who wants to gets matching 'ITFDB' tattoos at the end of the season? Anyone?)

He continues:

On the air, Vin Scully is the voice of optimism. He is humorous, lyrical, and even tender. His antidotes [sic] are perfectly fitted to what's happening on the field. Even in defeat, his dulcet tones comfort the most sorrowful Dodger fan.
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We have a feeling this proclamation won't be repealed when Jerry and Gav get back, because anyone who doesn't love Vin Scully is just...wrong, or perhaps an avowed socialist.

While there is literally no better way to be honored than with a goddamn Fleetwood Mac concert, or with the re-naming of a Los Angeles city street, there are some ways we might suggest celebrating this high holy holiday—watching an actual Dodger broadcast would be a good place to start; though achieving this is way more difficult than it should be! Try some of these bars?

You could also buy some ribs at Costco, which Vin is apparently fond of, and eat them as you and yours gather 'round and listen to some of his best stories.

Viva Vinny!