It’s no secret the love that the sportscasting fraternity, and sports fans in general, have for Vin Scully. The now retired LA Dodgers broadcaster for multiple generations gave up the call at the end of the 2016 season, handing the reigns over to Joe Davis to continue the call.
There hasn’t been much on the transition. For his part, Vin Scully seems to be enjoying retirement out of the spotlight and allowing Davis to carve out his own career and his own version of Dodger baseball for the airwaves. But recently a great big of information on the transition from one legend to his replacement came out. The LA Times had Davis on their Dodgers Dugout article in June where he answered fan questions, some of which that focused around the advice that Vin Scully had passed on.
Joe Meehan: Does your experience playing college football — with the prep time outweighing the execution time — help you in your work as a broadcaster? What is your day like preparing for a game?
Davis: I think my experience as an athlete helps in a number of ways. It was important when I was just starting out calling minor league baseball to have an understanding of how to act around the team and where I belonged in the clubhouse and on the buses and so on. I think it’s important now in the big moments of a game. I always prided myself on being cool and calm as a quarterback, and the same idea of controlling and channeling the adrenaline and slowing the heart rate when things got crazy as a player definitely applies when the game is on the line and, as a broadcaster, you’ve gotta keep your cool and capture the moment.
Click here to read the full article.