Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully is best known for his dulcet tones, descriptive style, and quintessential catchphrases.

Less so for his hatred of all things socialist.

As Scully calls what is expected to be his final season with the Dodgers before retiring, Vin has loosened the reigns a bit in terms of the topics that come up during a game. There was his five-minute beard chat, his thoughts on the No. 13, and a pretty fantastic rattlensake story.

Friday night, as Milwaukee Brewers infielder and Venezuelan native Hernan Perez was in the midst of an at-bat, Scully suddenly let loose a rant railing against the basic tenents of socialism, that nation’s form of government.

“Socialism failing to work, as it always does, this time in Venezuela. You talk about giving everybody something free and all of a sudden, there’s no food to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in Venezuela? The daughter of Hugo Chavez. Hello! Anyway, 0-and-2.”

Safe to say that Vin isn’t too bummed that Bernie Sanders won’t be President.

In case you’re wondering, Scully is indeed a longtime Republican supporter and has contributed to most Republican Presidential candidates in recent years….except for one guy.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.