During a time in which many were waiting for official word from the Los Angeles Dodgers on the Matt Kemp trade with the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers’ Twitter account asked for help as Vin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring while shopping.
No further details were provided but if anyone found the ring, they were asked to call the Dodgers. As it turns out, Scully lost his ring during a trip with his wife to a local Costco, which is a store he’s come to love, according to Bill Plaschke of the LA Times:
There’s so much stuff there, stuff everywhere, the first couple of times I was a little intimidated,” he said. “But it’s become my home away from home.”
Responsible for pushing the cart, it wasn’t until the car was loaded when Scully realized his ring was missing:
I said, ‘Oh my God, I’ve lost my ring.’ “
Ever the humble soul, Scully attempted to put the championship ring in perspective:
I kept telling myself, ‘A ring is only a thing, it’s only a thing,’ ” Scully said. “But I felt so terrible.”
Nine minutes after their initial tweet asking for help, the Dodgers called off the search once the ring was found — at the bottom of a bag. In his 65 seasons with the Dodgers, Scully has been the voice of six World-Series winning teams.
The 1988 title is not only the Dodgers’ most recent, but it also is synonymous with Scully’s famed call of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run in Game 1 of the World Series. While the Dodgers roster is going through a process of turnover, Scully announced during the 2014 season he would return for an unprecedented 66th year.