Support is building for a campaign to put one of the legends of sports broadcasting behind the microphone for this fall’s World Series broadcast on Fox, and one key figure is all for the idea, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.
The online campaign has amassed 7,000 cybersignatures in favor of having L.A. Dodgers announcer Vin Scully call a World Series game before he hangs up the microphone. Fox’s Joe Buck, who is set to call the Series, is all for it, according to the story.
"Personally, I’d love it,” Buck said. “I’d happily step aside to hear his voice [on the World Series broadcast]. I would not fight that at all. In my dad’s era, we paid a nod of tribute to the greats. And there’s no one like Vin, or close to Vin. As far as I’m concerned, he could be part of it every year.”
Buck added: “I realize who the game’s greats are, and I always defer to them — my dad [longtime St. Louis Cardinals announcer Jack Buck], Ernie Harwell, Curt Gowdy, Harry Caray. There are only a handful of guys who are as identifiable with their organizations as any player is."