Dodger fans were jumping for joy when Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully announced earlier this season that he’d be back for his 65th season in 2014.
With the NLDS getting set to start on Thursday, Vin took the trip across the country to Atlanta and will call the first three and last three games of each NLDS game on the radio. In an interview with 89.3 KPCC Radio, Scully talked to Ben Bergman about what he foresees for himself beyond this season:
Right, I’m pretty well sure – and I don’t want to go back and forth with it – but I’m looking to next year and thinking that should be about it, Scully told KPCC in a recent interview.
It’s no surprise that Vin is thinking that way as this season was supposed to be his final season behind the mic. The Dodgers will be starting their own channel next season on Time Warner Cable and there’s a chance we’ll get even more from Vin than before.
This season, the Dodgers honored Scully with a bobblehead night and recently, LA mayor Eric Garcetti said that he’d want to change a street outside Dodger Stadium to “Vin Scully Way”. Always humble and never one to seek attention, Vin shot down that notion and said the mayor has bigger issues to deal with than naming a street after him.
During the Dodgers playoff run there will certainly be more than a few people muting their TV’s and turning on the radio to listen to Vin call Dodger playoff games again.
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