Vin Scully, Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcaster, was rightly revered as one of the greatest voices in broadcasting history. He was also on-air for some the most memorable moments ever recorded in MLB.
But he wasn’t just a supremely gifted on-air personality. He was an unashamed American patriot who loved his country and wasn’t afraid to call out the ceaseless nonsense that is everywhere in our country.
Scully criticized kneeling in front of games as disrespectful to America’s military and back then, 2017.
Scully spoke at An Evening with Vin Scully, which was held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. He was asked a question concerning his views on kneeling in the NFL.
His answer was just as concise, clear and eloquent as all his play-by–play calls.
My personal thoughts are limited to one. And I am so disappointed,” Scully said. “I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday. And it’s not that I’m some great patriot. For a whole year, I served in the Navy. Didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t do anything. However, I admire and have immense respect for those who put on uniforms and go to war. The only thing that I am able to do is preach. I won’t watch any other NFL match.
Although Scully has passed away, we can still admire his sense of patriotism and love for our country in an age where a love of homeland is often frowned upon. No matter what woke progressives might tell you, our country is worth celebrating and loving.
By the way, this wasn’t Scully’s first anti-Americanism call — or outright rejection — of Scully.