This comment was by Ken Goldstein in reference to the post – Farewell to Vin
Stan, your words are perfect in a way I could only hope to compose. Vin has been that important and more to so many of us. The reality that his voice won’t accompany our Dodgers after this season is almost impossible to grasp, except to know that we had him as ours for 67 years and that is a tangible miracle for which we will be forever grateful.
Your portrait of Vin as a virtual friend and family member offers a personal reflection to the meaning of baseball and storytelling and simple comfort in our difficult, complex lives. You got to the essence of our celebration and the sadness of our loss. Can we love a stranger for the sound of his voice and the sound of silence? Yes, we can.
Vin has been overwhelmed by so many tributes. I hope he reads yours. I will be listening when he signs off and then back again to root for Blue as he would want it. His voice will always be with me when I sit in those stands at Chavez Ravine or sit in my car absorbing the play by play of his successors. He made the Dodgers and the game even more magical than it will forever be. His stories are our stories. He did the impossible. He made art out of the ordinary. He is one of a kind. All we can do is thank him graciously. You did that, and I thank you for it.
Forever Blue. Forever Vin.
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