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Vin Scully Sets Us All Straight On 13 Being An Unlucky Number (Video)
Say what you want about the pace of baseball, but it’s the only sport that grants regular airtime to the announcers for them to share some wisdom that extends beyond the game of baseball. Often, the announcers don’t have any wisdom to share, but that’s never the case with Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers who’s hanging up the mic at the end of this season.
Here are the sage announcer’s musings on the unluckiest of numbers:
Offhand, he rattles off the following points:
“There were 13 original colonies, 13 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 13 stripes on the flag, 13 steps on the pyramid on your dollar bill, 13 letters in E Pluribus Unum. On that dollar bill, there are 13 stars above the eagle, 13 bars on the shield, 13 leaves on the olive branch …”
You’re not going to get that from the Inside the NBA team.
Scully retires at the end of the year, so if you’re unfamiliar with his work, find an excuse to tune in and listen to him. This guy’s gonna be missed.