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Vin Scully Is Evidently A Fan Of The Honky Tonk Man

Maybe we did Create the Caption a few hours too soon.  Somehow on Opening Day, this snapshot was taken of Vin Scully in the Dodgers booth.  Now, Vin Scully is one of the most famous and beloved broadcasters of all-time.  If he were to have an autographed picture of someone in the booth, you would maybe think of great Dodger heroes like Kirk Gibson or Jackie Robinson, maybe Hank Aaron, maybe someone outside of baseball like Ali or Jordan.  No, he has an autographed picture of the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all-time… the Honky Tonk Man.  Here’s the Twitpic from FauxFrankWren

I can’t stress enough how cool this is – I mean come on, the Honky Tonk Man!  He was awesome!  Seriously, these are two American legends coming together.  One of the great sports broadcasters in history and the self-proclaimed greatest IC champ of all-time, who is a WWF legend.  Well, not really, but he had a pretty sweet gimmick.  While we’re here, we might as well relive one of the biggest moments in each man’s career.  First, to commemorate Opening Day, Vin Scully calling Hank Aaron’s 715th career home run…

Second, to commemorate Wrestlemania, the Honky Tonk Man getting defeated by the Ultimate Warrior for the IC Title at Summerslam ’88, ending his record reign as champ.  Yup, that was the high point for Honky.

***Update: Evidently, we’ve all been hoodwinked.  According to Fang’s Bites, the picture isn’t Vin’s.  Oh well, it was fun while it lasted…

Matt Yoder

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