Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve of Vin Scully Avenue, which replaces the name of Elysian Park Avenue.
How did Vin Scully himself choose to honor the occasion? By doing something Vin Scully has managed to do for time immemorial: be classy.
ICYMI: Vin Scully Avenue Is Here
From the mouth of the famous Dodgers announcer himself:
A path to Dodger Stadium is a path way to my heart. For 55 years it has been an honor to walk that road to one of the greatest entertainment centers in the world, a place that has brought so much joy to all of us.
There are seriously no words that can top what Scully said there. Scully is Dodgers baseball, and for him to say that Dodger Stadium is “a path way to” his heart is one of the most beautiful things someone has ever said about a sports venue.
Scully, who will begin his 67th and final season as the Dodgers play-by-play man, now has his name adorned to the street that winds its way up to the stadium. It’s a honor that his words did their best to encapsulate.
Hopefully the Dodgers and cable providers can work out a deal soon, because not being able to hear Vin Scully’s voice in his final season is something that no one wants to live without. We need Vin. The world needs Vin.
LOS ANGELES – Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully had the following statement on the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous vote to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue.
“I am overwhelmed. I was raised in the streets of New York and to have a street named after me in Los Angeles is almost too much to comprehend. I am eternally grateful to the Los Angeles City Council and especially Councilman Gil Cedillo. A path to Dodger Stadium is a path way to my heart. For 55 years it has been an honor to walk that road to one of the greatest entertainment centers in the world, a place that has brought so much joy to all of us. I thank God for this great honor.”