Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is entering his 67th and final season as a broadcaster for the club, and he already planned on calling the team’s final regular season game against the San Francisco Giants on October 2nd. Now, he plans on calling their first regular season game of the year.
The 88-year old New Yorker has become a figurehead in the Los Angeles community ever since he followed the team out west in 1958. He’s been apart of our homes, our lives, and our memories for as long as we can recall. While an ongoing cable dispute has rendered most of the area unable to see or hear him, he’s still here for now.
Scully said Wednesday that he would broadcast the April 4 opener in San Diego — the first game of his 67th and final season as the voice of the Dodgers.
So, there you have it. Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, will be in San Diego to broadcast the season opening game between Los Angeles and the Padres. However, he will not be calling any games for the rest of the series. He’ll only be down there for that one game.
The reason behind him calling the game? Well, it’s simple:
“I love opening day, wherever it is,” Scully said. “It’s so near. I said I’d love to share in that.”
You have to love him. Even if you aren’t able to watch him on the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA broadcasts, you can still catch the first three innings of every Scully broadcast as they are simulcast on KLAC-AM 570. While it’s not the full game, at least it is a little bit of Vin.
Hopefully the team can send Scully off on the right note by winning a championship in his final year. That would be the greatest gift that the team could ever give to the man who has been the voice of Los Angeles for nearly 60 years. It’d be fitting.