Two Living Legends Converge: David Ortiz Meets Vin Scully

Despite pleas to the contrary, David Ortiz is still planning on retiring at the end of the 2016 season (after all, if he didn’t he’d have to return all 34 pounds of that Northwest King Salmon to the Mariners), but he isn’t the only living legend leaving us at the end of the year.

Longtime Dodgers’ broadcaster Vin Scully (and I mean longtime) is also planning on hanging up the microphones when the season is over, after completing nearly 70 years with the Dodgers (seriously). So when the Red Sox rolled into Los Angeles for some interleague play, it was only fitting that these two baseball icons got together off the field to briefly talk about baseball, their careers, and the respect they have for each other.

The result:

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The collective baseball knowledge and experience loaded into those two minds is unparalleled. This really is a rare meeting between two living legends, and I couldn’t be happier that someone set it up, and – more importantly – filmed it for us to watch.

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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