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.
Vin Scully has strong feelings on socialism pic.twitter.com/7XEnF56EOy
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 18, 2016
“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.
Vin Scully has donated ($1000-2500) to every Republican presidential candidate (and John Boehner) since 2004 except Trump
— Maq (@elmaquino) June 18, 2016