2020 has been an awful year. However, it’s going to get a little better soon, as Dodgers Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be joining social media. Yup, you read that right.
He will have his own Twitter (@TheVinScully), Instagram (@TheVinScully) and Facebook account (Vin Scully) on Wednesday and a YouTube channel sometime next week. His website (http://www.dodgersvinscully.com) will launch in October.
“I was a fan before I was a broadcaster, and I want to see and hear and engage with people,” Scully said to USA TODAY Sports on Friday.
It sure will be interesting seeing Scully on social media, considering he’s 92 years old. I’m still trying to teach my grandpa how to work his iPhone.
Per the article, Scully is eager to share his legendary calls, have his own voice on social media and to direct fans to his authentic site. It will be the first time he has a team looking out for his interests in the digital space
“It’s a great way for Vin to reconnect to his fans,” said Chicago White Sox executive and insurance magnate Dennis Gilbert, who helped set up the project with a New York-based production company. “It will be a virtual Vin Scully museum.”
Scully knows that Twitter can be a wild place, and at any given time a tweet can blow up for the wrong reasons. He said he doesn’t plan on tweeting anything that may stir drama, instead he’ll make sure to use it for good.
“I will not use Twitter for any controversy in any shape or form,” Scully said. “I’ll be very, very careful what goes out. It’s too volatile of a world. I don’t want anyone mistaking what I originally meant. I won’t get into any arguments, but if I feel necessary to chime in, I’ll do it.”
Scully’s social media sites will repurpose many of his legendary calls, from Hank Aaron’s 715th homer to Don Larsen’s perfect game to Kirk Gibson’s World Series walk-off. There will be pictures, quotes, and commemorative moments as well.
Again, with how awful 2020, this is some of the best news we’ve gotten. Make sure to follow Vin on all those platforms and turn on those notifications so you never miss one of his posts.