It’s been a special year for the Dodgers and Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully as he announced he’ll be coming back for one more season and he was selected to be the grand marshal for the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Scully is in his 64th season as the voice of the Dodgers and people are already clamoring for him to do the TV side of the playoff broadcasts. While cable networks and Vin himself won’t act on it, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti wants to honor Scully in his own way according to ABC News 7:
There’s no honor that could be too great for Vin Scully, and I absolutely would love to rename a street for him. We’ll look at a few around the stadium as a possibility, said Garcetti. I know there’s been a lot in the Twittersphere, a lot of people tweeting and Facebooking about this.
The Lakers named the street in front of Staples Center after their longtime announcer Chick Hearn, built a statute for him and even retired his microphone to the rafters.
Renaming Stadium Way to “Vin Scully Way” or another surrounding street would be a great honor, but according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Scully doesn’t care for a street name:
The mayor of Los Angeles has a great deal more important things to do than name a street after me, Scully said in the statement. And if he is considering the idea, better the street should be named after Walter or Peter O’Malley than myself.
Always humble, it’s fitting that Vin doesn’t want an honor for himself, but before it’s all said and done, expect a street to be named after him in the coming weeks or months.
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