Much has been made about the Dodgers recent play and for good reason as they’ve closed the gap on first place Arizona to just 3.5 games. The spark that Yasiel Puig gave the team has been tremendous as he’s created such a huge debate about whether or not he should be in the All-Star game later this month.
However, somebody who might know the team more than anyone, Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully talked to Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com about the current state of the team:
“They’re now together and the National League West is not that dominant a division. They could make a move. If they play well during this period of time before the All-Star break against three teams within the division that could tell us a lot about whether they will make a move.”
Now 86-years-old, Scully has narrowed his schedule to doing games in just California and Arizona, but seems to be invigorated by Puig’s arrival.
The Dodgers were ravaged by injuries earlier this season and their play suffered as a result, but with the infusion of Puig coupled together with Hanley Ramirez coming back from injury, the offense has taken off.
When asked about his plans for the future, Scully was non-commital:
“Oh yes. I still enjoy it immensely. However, I don’t want to stay too long. After the All Star Game, sometime during the first week of August, my wife and I will sit down and really see what we’re doing.”
Regardless Scully still believes in the team and no matter where they are in the standings, it’s always a treat to listen to him call Dodger games.