Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/7/12

Great broadcasters do a variety of favors for fans watching from home. They provide important play-by-play details that people away from the field can't see. They give thoughtful analysis of story angles and intrigue unknown to those outside the team. And sometimes, when another team's manager loses it and starts yelling at the umpires, they provide a thoughtful lip-reading -- complete with in-the-moment curse word substitution, to keep the show family-friendly. Vin Scully, one of the greatest commentators in baseball and all of sports, was up to the task Monday night. As Rockies manager Jim Tracy jogged onto the field...

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