It’s been a tough year for legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully. The 93-year-old Presidential Medal of Freedom winner seemed to take some time away from social media after losing a few people near and dear to his life.
Vin created the social media accounts in the middle of the pandemic last year in hopes of reconnecting with Dodgers fans. After a few years away from the booth, Vin wanted the chance to check in with those who had grown to know him as the voice of the team for generations.
Vin’s wife Sandy passed away in January after a battle with ALS. The two were married for 48 years at the time of her passing. Then just 3 days later, long-time Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passed away from heart failure. Another friend and long-time Dodger Don Sutton passed less than 2 weeks later after a battle with cancer.
While all of these sad passings are not necessarily the reason that Vin has been out of the spotlight, it does seem like it could be a factor. But Vin checked in with Dodgers fans on Wednesday afternoon, letting them know that he was alright.
Thanks for checking in on me. I’m hanging in there. All the best, Vin
Whatever he is doing, we wish Vin all of the best. He brought so many fond memories and so much happiness to Dodgers fans over 67 seasons of calling games. We love you, Vin!
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