Further Justification Of My Vin Scully Man-Crush.

During the top of the 2nd in today’s Padres-Dodgers contest, he was commenting on the hot weather, and made a reference to Noel Coward:

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun,
The Japanese don’t care to, the Chinese wouldn’t dare to,
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one
But Englishmen detest-a siesta.
In the Philippines they have lovely screens to protect you from the glare.
In the Malay States, there are hats like plates which the Britishers won’t wear.
At twelve noon the natives swoon and no further work is done,
But mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.

“Mad dogs, Englishmen, and baseball players,” he added.

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6 Responses

  1. fantastic…one of my favorites of scully is when he made a comparison to cesar izturis and a statue. awesome!

  2. The guy is awesome. If only he was in the booth with Remy…

  3. That is outstanding….I would have checked to make sure I wasn’t high if I heard that live

  4. I caught his call of the Braves – Dodgers fan. As a Braves guy, I don’t get alot of exposure to him. I haven’t enjoyed a broadcast that much in years. It was just fantastic from top to bottom. Scully trying to pronounce “Saltalamacchia” might be the highlight of my baseball season

  5. [...] know what? He’s right, and it’s great. This is part of what makes Vin great; he has a sense of culture and history that’s so much finer than most people, and he relates it to the telecasts. I hope [...]

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