Oh happy day: Vin Scully will return next season as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking his 65th season behind the mic.
Scully, whose tenure with the Dodgers dates back to the team’s days in Brooklyn (the Los Angeles Dodgers have not played a home game without Scully in the booth), is currently 85 years old. He’s still a delight as a broadcaster; that smooth, reassuring voice still bringing the game action the same way he did decades ago. One of the all-time greats, Scully works both in television and radio now, and he’s set to be in the radio booth id the Dodgers make the playoffs. From the Los Angeles Times:
“It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place,” Scully said.
“I really still enjoy it immensely. My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, ‘Why not?’ as well.
“Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement — and looking out the window or something? It’s just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect.”
Scully does operate under some limitations: he doesn’t travel east of Colorado unless it’s a special occasion. If you’re a baseball fan, you owe it to yourself to seek out a Dodgers broadcast.
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