Bob Greene: Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at age 94, was such a joy to listen to that even fans who were at the game brought radios. He was so entertaining he could make you look forward to a Los Angeles traffic jam, Greene says. Greene: Nobody delivered like Scully. He did 95 percent of it without a partner, by design. He was born to do this. Greene: "I want it to feel like I’m talking to you. I do conversation. I don’t really do play-by-play. I just do conversation’s not real until Vin describes it. He’d like to see someone sitting at the wheel of their car in the driveway, engine running.
Scully's dulcet voice and silences are woven through the history of American sports. He called Hank Aaron’s 715th home run (“A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South,” he said. Scully was loved in L.A. like nobody who came before him.