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Vin Scully Shares His Favorite Holiday Memory On Twitter
Dodgers broadcaster and living legend Vin Scully commandeered the Dodgers' official Twitter account this morning to answer questions from fans.
Vin's responses ran the gamut from fond childhood memories at the ballpark to origins of "Pull up a chair." But this magical, four-part response to Yahoo!'s Tim Brown made the entire morning:
.@TBrownYahoo As a small boy we never had a Christmas tree. I’d go to bed and there would be no sign of Christmas in the apartment. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@TBrownYahoo When I was asleep my dad would go to the tree lot & bring a little tree to the apartment and he & my mother would decorate it.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@TBrownYahoo I would wake up and rush into the living room and there would be a Christmas tree fully decorated. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@TBrownYahoo the best gift I ever received was a bicycle. I was about 8 years old. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
The 86-year-old Scully, who has spent an unprecedented 65 years in the Dodgers broadcast booth, was mainly there to promote santascall.org, a website that gives parents the opportunity to get "Santa" to call their children. Here's a selection of his other responses to fans, including a hat tip to a fan languishing in jury duty:
.@DJLBroker I don't really know. It was just something that came out of my mouth some sixty odd years ago. I just picked it up. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@MannyF10 I am extremely grateful and humbled for the opportunity to do the job. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@ErnieMontano It was at the Polo Grounds. Dodgers and the Giants. I would say it was 1939. In the bleachers and cost 55 cents. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@vincebase5 probably the '55 World Series. That was the only one the #Dodgers ever won in Brooklyn. That was probably the most momentous.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@clariceann__27 Certainly the 42-8 stretch was bordering on the miraculous. That was really amazing. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
.@h_horenstein I should say, that has to be the ultimate compliment. #AskVin— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2013
We hope you live forever, Vin.
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