Scully’s latest on-air story: on Matt Williams’ mom & Charles Manson
The headline is intentionally a bit of a tease because according to a viewer who claims to have heard Vin Scully’s story live during the Dodgers-Nationals broadcast Monday night, that’s how it unfolded: with some eyebrow-raising uncertainty.
Take it away, Reddit user "Send_Beer":
Now, here’s the heart of the story (we’ll update with video if we can locate it) about Nationals manager Matt Williams’ mother, with reactions from other folks who heard it live:
The voice of the Dodgers for 66 seasons, baseball’s grandfather, a living legend, an inimitable storyteller who’s forgotten more stories than most people will ever experience, Scully always finds a way to richen the broadcast with random nuggets like this one about Williams.
"Matt Williams' mom was a sheriff's deputy who helped apprehend Charles Manson." That's peak-Vin Scully right there. Always has the stories.
— Chase Hughes (@chasehughesCSN) August 11, 2015
Vin Scully just said the mother of Nats manager Matt Williams was a sheriff’s deputy who helped apprehend Charles Manson. Check, please…
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 11, 2015
Out of context Vin Scully: "Did I tell you about Matt's (Williams) mom?"
— Dr. Glasses (@Doctor_Glasses) August 11, 2015
— Charles Tweed (@CharlesTweed) August 11, 2015