Vin Scully: A calming voice in my life.

It’s 1966. Malcom X has been assassinated. Watts riot is a year in the past. It’s a warm summer night, in Compton CA. Problems at home, teen peer pressure. Minimum wage $1.25
White backlash because of civil rights passage begins.
I’m lying on my back, on a a quilted blanket. Staring at the stars. Tension is everywhere.
Then on my small transistor radio, a calm, mellow, soothing, voice fills the air.
“It’s time for Dodger Baseball”.
All my problems slip away.
I smile.
That was the effect Vin Scully had me. He was the master of calling a baseball game and educating his listeners at the same time.
Another icon, gone. RIP Vin.

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Published by marblesmind

Freelance journalist, Studied journalism at LACC. Former Member of Los Angeles Press Club. 1975. 6 year Navy Vet, during Vietnam. Last 3 years Naval Intelligence unit.

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