Vin Scully does play-by-play on Los Angeles earthquake (video)


David Richardson of CalTrans photographs a rock wall where a rockslide from an earthquake closed a road in Brea, Calif. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt)

Nobody, but nobody, does baseball play-by-play better than Vin Scully.

And now we know that nobody, with the possible exception of Al Michaels, does earthquake play-by-play better than Vin Scully, too. He was cool (of course), he was calm as he delivered details on the 5.1 tremor that struck Los Angeles during the Freeway Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels on Friday night in Dodger Stadium. The camera captured the shaking, but everyone in the ballpark and on the field seemed oblivious.

The quake registered a 5.1 on the Richter scale — not much by L.A. standards — and aftershocks were felt throughout the night and Saturday. “Little tremor here in the ballpark,” Scully said. “I’m not sure if the folks felt it, but we certainly felt it here in press box row. A tremor and only that, thank goodness.”

It led Scully to reminisce about the 1989 Bay Area earthquake that struck during the World Series. It was a far more dangerous quake and Al Michaels had the call that night.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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