Vin Scully Explains The New I See You
Vin Scully, the future and always poet laureate, took time out of his broadcast to describe the new and improved “I See You” that Hanley Ramirez has brought over to Los Angeles.
Without ever once interrupting the flow of his broadcast, Scully explained:
“If [Ramirez] got on base, he would take his middle and index finger, make a ‘v’, and then hold it above and below his right eye and look into the dugout. Hanley said he did that just ‘I see you,’ it’s like kid playing, and of course, Roy Campanella once said, ‘You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play this game.’ And so, Hanley played this game with his teammates, ‘I see you,’ after a base hit, when he got on base. Well, now he’s a Dodger, so they have to have something a little different. So now, if Hanley Ramirez gets on, Matt Kemp did it four times yesterday, he makes two circles and holds them up to his eyes and it’s “I see you.”
And you say, ‘What do you mean, I see you?’ And then Hanley laughs and says, ‘That’s all it means, I see you.’ So I said, ‘Very good, that’s terrific.’ So now you know.”
Click here to watch the clip and marvel at Scully’s ability to impart game information, off-the-field stories, and baseball history all in his tremendous and tremulous baritone.