Last Minute Thoughts before the Dodgers-Mets NLDS Game 3
Listen to Vin Scullyon KFWB if you have Gameday Audioor XM Radio. He calls the game BY HIMSELF. There is no meaningless conversation. He has been covering the Dodgers since they were in Brooklyn. His anecdotes are appropriate and insightful, and he selects unusual details to highlight and draw meaning from. Longtime Dodger Rick Monday — whose voice is positively buttery — joins Charlie Steiner, formerly on the Yankees’ radio team, to cover special segments like the line-up. (During the regular season, Scully covers the entire game on TV and just the first few innings on the radio, leaving the rest for Monday and Steiner. I believe TV announcing is being covered by others for the playoffs.)
Consider that Steve Trachsel has had success in big games, even if he has not pitched in the post-season. He clinched this season. He clinched for the Cubs in that 1-game playoff in 1988. While Greg Maddux has 11 years of postseason experience, his record is under .500. If he had been on the Mets through the troubled years that Trachsel has survived, that number might not raise concern, but he was on the pennant-happy Atlanta Braves.