January 2013 Archives

Blog #44 (Claude Osteen)

January 23, 2013

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

This week's Opening Day memory is from former pitcher Claude Osteen, who is most remembered from his Los Angeles Dodgers years. Although Claude was never thought as of the No. 1 starter on his particular team, he was quite a good pitcher. He had 196 career wins, a 3.30 career ERA, 1612 career strikeouts, won 20 games twice (1969 and 1972), made 3 All Star teams (1967, 1970 and 1973 when he got the win after 3 innings of work) and was a World Champion with the Dodgers in 1965 when he pitched a shutout in Game 3 against the Minnesota Twins following losses by his superstar teammates Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. He also pitched in the 1966 World Series in a losing cause against the Baltimore Orioles and finished his post season career with an eye popping 0.86 ERA.

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Blog #43 (Vin Scully)

January 9, 2013

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

The two things I most vividly remember about meeting and personally interviewing Vin Scully are: (1) standing next to him nervously at the sinks in the Men's Room in Dodger Stadium press area (named after him) while he was clearing his very sore throat and worrying that he was going to be unable to announce that game and upcoming games and thinking that would be a bigger loss to the Dodgers than any of their players; and (2) closing my eyes while I was interviewing and listening to him talk just so I would hear his voice in its purest form while not being distracted by any of my other senses--because I absolutely understood that I was in the presence of a broadcasting god (and this is coming from a Yankee fan).

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