Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully greeted fans at FanFest with a simple message, “Hi everybody and a very pleasant good afternoon.”
Fans went wild.
Scully is entering his 67th and final year with the Dodgers and says he’s ready for the 2016 season. Despite this being his last year calling games for the team, Scully says he hasn’t given it much thought.
“I can’t afford to do that I have a years work to do,” Scully said.
Scully was given the ultimate honor by Los Angeles when the city council unanimously approved Elysian Park Avenue to be renamed Vin Scully Avenue. He says he was overwhelmed by the gesture. He then joked that years after he is gone people will look up on their way to Dodger Stadium and ask “who is Vin Scully?”
— IG: Hernandez_LA (@EHernandezTV) January 31, 2016
Scully has been the soundtrack to the Dodgers seasons for so many years it’s hard to imagine a game without him. Despite their being so many games in a season Scully already has his eyes set on one specifically and it comes after the Dodgers last home game.
“There’s a weekend series in San Francisco … I think I would love to finish in a game between the Dodgers and the Giants,” Scully said.
After a scrum with the media, Scully greets Dodgers utility player Kike Hernandez and has an interesting conversation.
Vin Scully says he would like to finish his career calling a game in San Francisco. Then greets Kike Hernandez after pic.twitter.com/B78W4VWUON
— IG: Hernandez_LA (@EHernandezTV) January 30, 2016
Dodgers fans love Scully and it’s clear the players do too. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez shared his thoughts regarding the legendary announcer having a street named after him during a scrum with the media at Dodgers FanFest.
— Jeff G. (@TheSportsDude) January 30, 2016