Imagining the Dodgers without Vin Scully is like imagining the Vatican without the Sistine Chapel, Chavez Ravine without the Dodgers, the Dodgers without the trolleys that fans dodged to get to games at Washington Park and Eastern Park when the team played in Brooklyn (before Ebbets field was built), and the Dodgers without Jackie Robinson. Imagine a less stable voice. Imagine someone calling a game that is as up and down as the Dodgers can be through the long haul of a season. We are all better, mentally, and physically, because Vin has led the crowd with a steady voice.
He is a poet. He is a philosopher. He is the voice of the Dodgers. He is the voice of baseball. He is Our National Treasure.
From all of us baseball fans, thank you Vin. We are looking forward to spending one more year with you.
Let us end with Vin from the 8.29.2015 press conference announcing 2016 as his last, and 67th season, with the Dodgers. “I mean, how much longer can you go on fooling people? So yeah, I would be saying, ‘Dear God, if you give me next year, I will hang it up.'” –Vin Scully
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