Video: Vin Scully Keeps Dodger Game Commentary Right On Going During Earthquake
Not even an earthquake could rattle legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully.
Scully was announcing last night’s Dodgers exhibition game against the Angels at Dodger Stadium when the 5.1 La Habra earthquake hit at 9:09 p.m., as Huffington Post pointed out. Ever the professional, Scully kept right on going with commentary as cameras shook in the bottom of the 6th inning.
“A little tremor here in the ball park,” Scully said. “I’m not sure if the folks felt it, but we certainly felt it here in press-box row. A tremor and only that, thank goodness.”
“Two balls and two strikes,” Scully then continued, as cameras were still shaking. The camera panned to the lights above Dodger Stadium and the camera man high in the bleachers to show all was well, and Scully recalled the 6.9 Loma Prieta quake in 1989 that shook the San Francisco Bay Area during the World Series, while still making ongoing commentary on the game.
"Shades of ’89, Candlestick Park—that’s in the dirt,” he said, breaking away to refer to a throw from Angels pitcher Garrett Richards. “The most terrified man in San Francisco had to be the fellow who was working up in the lights. He was up on a light tower when the earthquake hit Candlestick Park, and the tower swayed and here’s that poor devil hanging on. He was OK but no doubt scared to death.”
At this point, “What I Like About You” by The Romantics comes on in the stadium as if nothing ever happened. Oh, L.A.