Opening Day is almost here! As fans prepare for the 2016 MLB season, it’s also the start of the end for Vin Scully’s broadcasting career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers posted this picture on their Snapchat (DodgersMLB) capturing Scully in the booth:
MLB Opening Day …
— IG: Hernandez_LA (@EHernandezTV) March 29, 2016
Scully spent some time with the media on Friday and talked about how it feels entering his final year, as well as some things that trouble him.
“The thing that bothers me, really and truly, is making it sound like because it’s my last year I’m more important than the game.”
Scully remains humble saying that in the booth at Dodgers stadium is where he belongs, and what he will miss the most is the roaring of the crowd.
Scully is one step closer to hearing that sound. The Dodgers are expected to fly back to California on Wednesday, but not everyone is making the trip back home.
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick tweeting out that second baseman Howie Kendrick (calf) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (forearm) will stay in Arizona to continue rehabbing their injuries.
Gurnick tweeting out that Manager Dave Roberts is optimistic about Grandal’s return.
Roberts said still hopeful Grandal will be active for opener.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 27, 2016
Fortunately for fans, shortstop Corey Seager, who is dealing with a knee injury, received news and has a target return date.
Dave Roberts said Corey Seager is expected to go with #Dodgers to LA and play in Freeway Series games
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 27, 2016
As for pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu he was captured putting in work in Arizona. Ryu threw about 30 pitches in his bullpen session shown below and captured by Joseph Kim:
— Joseph Kim (@blackwings2011) March 27, 2016
With the bull pen and the team in general needing all the help it can get it prompted our twitter question of the week. So we ask you Dodgers Nation:
Who should be the @Dodgers 5th Starter this first time thru the rotation?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) March 29, 2016
Vote now on twitter and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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