VIN SCULLY DAY TO DAY QUOTE

“In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.”

“The roar of the crowd has always been the sweetest music. It’s intoxicating.”

“Good is not good enough if better is possible.”

“Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.”

“I have said for almost 40 years, ‘baseball is like a poker game, nobody wants to quit when he’s losing, nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.'”

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

“The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who have written me, often who have read my column for the entire time it’s been in existence.”

“I’m happiest when I have a good, light-hearted conversation with someone.”

“I’ve always thought that there’s a place for baseball announcers to have something in their reportoire besides their complete knowledge of the game.”

“Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren’t we all?”

“It’s a mere moment in a man’s life between the all-star game and an old-timers game.”

“Good is not good when better is expected.”

“In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics, you get shortsighted. If you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.”

“There are times when I could be more honest in my analysis, but I tend to stay within the constraints of the game.”

“There’s a little child in all of us that comes out when you’re around a special event.”

“I really love what I do, my dedication to the game, I respect the game very much and obviously I’ve been so blessed to have had the tremendous opportunities I’ve had.”

“I fell in love with baseball as I was later to fall in love with girls: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.”

“The roar of the crowd has always been the sweetest music. It’s intoxicating.”

“Lose your temper and you lose right there.”

“Rapid Robert was the perfect nickname for Feller.”

“I really love what I do, my dedication to the game, I respect the game very much and obviously I’ve been so blessed to have had the tremendous opportunities I’ve had.”

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

“A great catch is like watching girls go by; the last one you see is always the prettiest.”

“There’s nothing wrong with losing your temper, provided you control it.”

“Koufax’s fastball was overpowering, but to his superlative curve he added the weapons of command and control.”

“I’ve worked in six provinces. I’ve been fired 39 times. I’ve been fired by somebody eleven years younger than me.”

“A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz.”

“In 1970, I found Eddie O’Brien’s book, ‘The Art of Reading Play,’ in our barbershop in Phoenix and asked him for an interview. I still have the creased pages of the book where I highlighted some of his explanations.”

“Two things that aren’t going to be around much longer, good ground balls and conservatives.”

“A lovable miss.”