I sleep well with Vin Scully

Friday, August 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm

who is the commentator the Los Angeles Dodgers. Because their home games start so late, I’m often in bed watching and dozing to his rather monotone yet engaging voice. His breadth of knowledge of the game, the players, their histories, their asides is truly amazing. He’s an encyclopedia of all things baseball. And he’s no young bird..he’s in his early 80s. What a mind to be able to recite so many facts about so many men, especially at that age.

I was looking at some quotes by Scully, and one in particular is most memorable: “Good is not good when better is expected.” How much better could we all be if we strove to improve, not to rest and rely on what we have, but to push for something more and greater than we dare dream. That philosophy can be applied to sports, of course, but relationships, jobs, life…

Tonight I hope to have Sculley with me, reminding me by deed that good doesn’t always get noticed, and that is why he is considered so great.

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