We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A good narrator, or orator, can make anything sound interesting. Vin Scully, long time voice of the Dodgers, is a great one. I'm not a fan of the Dodgers, and my exposure to Scully is limited to his coverage of nationally televised games, but his skill is evident. So much so, he once deigned (a strong word, by most accounts he has a great sense of humor) read a grocery list on air. The results were, not surprisingly, intriguing and entertaining. Or, as my Dodger fan friend who sent this to me said, "enthralling." As he begins his 67th and final year as the voice of the Dodgers, it seems a fitting tribute.
No other announcer can boast Scully's experience, beginning in Brooklyn in 1950, following the Dodgers to Los Angeles, there are few team voices as unique and recognizable as Scully's.