> Do your homework. Then do more.
> Don't talk through your nose. Dulcet tones don't come out of your sinuses.
> Shut up every once in a while. Every sport has its pauses, but especially baseball. Know the pace. Don't feel obligated to never stop talking. From time to time, let the atmosphere speak.
> When the situation demands it, raise the volume of your voice. But don't scream.
> GOATs don't need gimmicks. Go easy on the catchphrases. Use them sparingly.
> In an adjunct to the above, remember to never put yourself above the game. Fans want to hear the game, not you calling it. Be humble.
> With that in mind, try as hard as you can to hold on to your dignity and gratitude. They may occasionally elude your grasp; never let them slip through your fingers.
How great is Vin Scully? This great: We can honestly say baseball -- the entire game, sport and business of baseball -- is lessened by him leaving it.