Saturday, March 29, 2014

Vin Scully calmly calls an earthquake at Dodger Stadium during Freeway Series (VIDEO)

Vin Scully was calling the Freeway Series between the Dodgers and Angels when an earthquake shook Dodger Stadium Friday night.

Like a chill SoCal dude, the legendary announcer calmly continued his play-by-play commentary of the sixth-inning earthquake like he was calling a routine baseball grounder.

"A little tremor in the ballpark," Scully told viewers as Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis waited for a pitch from Garrett Richards of the Angels. "I am not sure if the folks felt it but we certainly felt it here in press-box row. A tremor and only that, thank goodness."

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, that "little tremor" was a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred at 9:09 p.m. PT and was centered near Brea in Orange County. The quake produced over 20 aftershocks and caused some serious damage throughout the area.

The game went on without incident.

The unflappable 86-year-old Scully later recounted the massive 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area — which occurred just before a game of the World Series — and expressed concern for the lights guy.

Here's a fan's call from the stands.

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