Off-Ramp for April 24, 2010

The Dodgers' Vin Scully, 1983 -- Kitty Felde's first interview as cub reporter

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Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, hasn't just done baseball.

In 1983, KPCC Washington correspondent Kitty Felde was enrolled in a Santa Monica College sportscasting class (she was hoping to win a job at KABC). One assignment was to write to a sportscaster and ask for an interview. She wrote to Vin Scully, who by then had been broadcasting the Dodgers for more than 30 years. COME INSIDE for an unexpected picture of the Dodger great, and Kitty's notes to me on the interview.

Kitty writes:

"You'll hear me doing the rookie "uh huh"ing before I learned to just smile and nod my head. It's also a cassette recording, so you might want to process to reduce the hiss. (Rabe: I only added a couple Dodger clips and tweaked the high end and midrange.) But it's interesting. On Sunday, his 60th anniversary date, he was asked what he remembered about his first game. He told his colleagues he didn't remember a thing. But when I spoke with him back in '83, he remembered just fine."


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