Despite the wishes of many baseball fans, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully says he will not call postseason games.
This season is Scully’s last on the air for the Dodgers, and his retirement has prompted an outpouring of appreciation from the baseball world. His last broadcast was scheduled to take place at AT&T Park on October 2, when the Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants.
Calling a game against the Dodgers’ biggest rival would be a fitting end for Scully, but there was some hope that he would remain on the air for the Dodgers’ postseason run. The chance to hear Scully call just a few more games over the airwaves gave many fans some hope–especially with the Dodgers leading the National League West by four games–but he says he has no intention of doing so. More from the AP:
Scully had already said this will be his final season in the booth after 67 years, but until Tuesday had not announced whether he planned to call any potential postseason games on radio.
Scully says if he stayed on the air, he would be “saying goodbye like in grand opera, where you say goodbye 12 different times.”
His decision was not a surprise to the team, Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck says.
Scully’s last call at Dodger Stadium will come on September 25, when the Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies.
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