After more than a century of fierce rivalry, Giants and Dodgers fans disagree.
But even Giants fans adore Vin Scully.
How could you not? He is one of the best broadcasters in this history of the arts, and his love of the game that came to his call was second to none, even when you were up against his team.
The now-retired Hall of Fame broadcaster was the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, ending their incredible run in 2016. He has seen it all. And so when they said that Thursday, ahead of Game 5 of the National League Division Series between two rival teams at Oracle Park, that it was “the most important game in the history of their rivalry,” you should note.
Scully sent his thoughts via Twitter. The 93-year-old has been using the social media site since August 2020 to share his thoughts and share thanks.
“With nearly identical records, and a lot more at stake, I believe this to be the case,” Scully said about Thursday’s game The best Giants-Dodgers game ever.
“Many of you might consider the 1951 game big for the NL pennant. Perhaps, but it was more about the greatest moment with Bobby Thomson’s game-winning home run.”
I couldn’t agree more. I wrote about it on Wednesday.
Scully had another wish for Thursday’s game: no scapegoats.
When the stakes are so high, that’s a long question.
“I have one prayer for tonight’s game,” Scully tweeted. “While it’s fixed, I hope there’s no goat, no singles player responsible for a loss like Bill Buckner’s in 1986. [World S]The series between the Red Sox and the Mets.
But Scully knows all about that infamous drama. He was on NBC’s call that night at Shea Stadium.
The first pitch of Game 5 of the NLDS is at 6:07 PM. The winner will host the Braves for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.