Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be the grand marshal for the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade and the 100th Rose Bowl game on January 1st. This is quite an honor for Scully as former Rose Parade grand marshals include: Frank Sinatra, Pele, Walt Disney, former United States presidents and astronauts. Scully will also flip the coin at the Rose Bowl game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Michigan State Spartans.
During his press tour for the Tournament of Roses, Scully was asked about his thoughts on the upcoming 2014 season. Scully believes the Dodgers will be very competitive this year, barring any major injuries. He also acknowledged the Dodgers were one pitch and one fractured rib away from the 2013 World Series, but he understands injuries are part of the game and unpredictable.
The Dodgers are favored by most to win the World Series in 2014 and they certainly have the talent to do so. However, it remains to be seen if they’ll be able to get over the hump for the first time since 1988. It would be amazing if the Dodgers could win one more World Series for Scully, so he’s able to retire as a champion.
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