For those of you who haven’t seen this elsewhere, The MLB Network is kicking things off on January 1st with a rebroadcast of Don Larsen’s perfect game from the 1956 World Series. I was planning on watching that anyway, but this article contains two little details of which I wasn’t previously aware which make it must-see TV: (a) the game will run with its original commercials; and (b) the broadcasters will be Mel Allen and Vin Scully.
I knew on an intellectual level that Vin Scully was broadcasting the Dodgers back then, but for some reason having to do with me equating 1956 with ancient, ancient history, I hadn’t married that thought up with the fact of this game. I had just figured it would be Mel Allen. How about that.
As for the commercials, I can’t wait to find out exactly which cigarettes have that rich tobacco flavor.