Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully died Tuesday at the age of 94, leaving behind a great legacy in sports broadcasting, but in addition to his boundless enthusiasm for baseball, Scully also had a constant distaste for the failures of socialism.
That disgust really showed during a game between his beloved Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016 when Brewers infielder Hernan Perez, a native of socialist Venezuela, came to the plate.
As Perez took over, the Hall of Fame broadcaster announced his name and told the audience where Perez was from. Then he dropped both barrels on socialism.
“Socialism doesn’t work, like it always does, this time in Venezuela,” Scully told fans. “You talk about giving everyone something for free and all of a sudden there’s nothing to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in Venezuela? Hugo Chavez’s daughter. Hello!”
Vin Scully was the greatest of all time as an announcer and he hated socialism and communism. Rest in peace Vin! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/0yr9a0Axwu
—Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 3, 2022
Scully was a longtime supporter of Republican candidates and reportedly donated to every GOP presidential candidate.
Breitbart News editor Alex Marlow fondly remembered hearing Vin Scully’s suave tones growing up.
“Vin Scully was like family to countless Los Angelenos he would never meet. Andrew Breitbart, the biggest Scully fan I’ve ever known, once joked to me that he sometimes felt closer to the famous Dodgers broadcaster than his own father – which is saying something because Andrew loved his father,” Marlow said.
“Personally, I heard his voice more times growing up than any adult who wasn’t my parents. I know our experiences weren’t uncommon. He brought character, class and character. respect for tradition to the American pastime and to the broadcasting profession itself,” continued Marlow. “Anyone who becomes the best in the world at what they do deserves recognition, but Vin has a very special place. special in the hearts of Breitbart News’ Dodger fans (perhaps especially our CEO and President, Larry Solov). We salute you, Vin Scully, and thank you for all the memories.
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