The Daily News went out front Sunday with San Bernardino Sun columnist Paul Oberjuerge's worshipful interview with Vin Scully, who has announced Dodgers games since 1950 — including eight seasons when they played in Brooklyn. Scully acknowledges that he is slowing down a bit.
Scully is arguably Los Angeles' greatest living treasure. He is the one intellectual concept that a fractured, fractious region can agree upon. There is no measurable dissent: He makes Los Angeles a better place to live....
It is amazing and a little alarming that Scully will be 80 years old in November.
He looks like a much younger man and seems to have the energy of one — even as he concedes he may have lost a step from his professional prime.
"I think as players slow up, as their eye-hand coordination slows up, I think as a play-by-play announcer, the mind and the tongue might not always be as sharp as it was," he said. "So I think I would be less than honest to say I'm as sharp.
"I still think I do a reasonably good game."
I'll take the mistakes, which admittedly I'm starting to notice a little more often. Here is Oberjuerge's blog.