During tonight’s Giants-Dodgers Opening Night game, ESPN showed a cutaway of the great Vin Scully calling a rare radio-only game. Whenever Vin calls a Dodger game, he does a TV-radio simulcast in the first three and last three innings. The middle innings are TV only. With ESPN doing tonight’s game, Vin is relegated to radio.
Well, the cutaway showed Vin in the booth calling the game, but in the background is a picture of the one and only Honky Tonk Man, a wrestler in the old WWF and WCW. That’s absolutely hilarious.
The picture is courtesy of Ryan Sharrow of the Baltimore Business Journal. I don’t know why or how the Honky Tonk Man crossed paths with Vin, but Scully’s legend grows even more with the picture in the background. And it’s as clear as day. I’ve been laughing hysterically since seeing the picture on Twitter. Classic. You’re an American treasure, Vin. And so is the Honky Tonk Man.
UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Unfortunately, we discover that the picture behind Vin Scully is not his. Jim Alexander of the Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise gives us the truth.
Note to all those who noticed a wrestling poster in the radio booth with Vin Scully: Not his regular booth. ESPN has the TV booth occupied.
Normally, Scully sits in the TV booth at Dodger Stadium, but since ESPN is occupying it tonight, Vin is in the radio booth. Oh well. It was nice to think that Vin and the Honky Tonk Man had somehow crossed paths.