Vin Scully at the young age of 85 years old may be one of the greatest announcers in MLB history, and yet he still remains baffled by social media. Vin took the opportunity during the Dodgers and Padres game on Wednesday night to point out a few flaws especially with that pesky hashtag. The rant was one for the ages and is just another reason why Vin is one of the all-time greats.
Here is a taste of the rant courtesy of Big League Stew:
“Tweet #pitcherspark or tweet #hitterspark. Tune in and we’ll look at the results later on.
“Can I ask you an honest question between you and me? What in the world is ‘hashtag’?”
“There are so many things in this world that I don’t understand, it would fill the Library of Congress. And I just read an item in the paper today — I know you will be thrilled about this — DirecTV will have a channel called Dog TV. That’s right, D-O-G, Dog TV. It is to comfort pets when the owner is not at home. Dog TV [laughs].
“Venable, Denorfia and Alonso. How do you sell a sponsor to a pet? (Venable swings and misses.) One and two. You see what can occupy your mind when you’re on the road. (Camera pans around for ‘Petco Park’ signs.) Yeah, Petco Park. Do you have a smart pet? Boy, that is a new one. And it’s no joke; I’m deadly serious. Dog TV. Now, does that mean cats can’t watch?”