Dodger Stadium

Growing up with Vinny as part of the soundtrack of my life

It was in the middle of the Barry Bonds home run chase, and I was sitting with Vin Scully in the broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers were playing the Giants, and Vin had been kind enough to agree to an interview before the game. I was writing a column about his views on Bonds, though the conversation would eventually cover everything from his days at Fordham to Willie Mays.

First, though, I had a confession to make.

"I was one of those kids with the transistor radio," I told him. "Under the pillow at night, listening to the game."

I don't remember what Vin said in response, but I'm sure it was gracious because Vin Scully is...