Vin Scully Cutting Back Further On Dodgers Road Games This Year
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully said that he "plans to ease his workload a bit more this year by no longer calling games in Colorado," according to Jim Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. The 84-year-old Scully, who is entering his 63rd season with the team, will call all home games and road games "only in California and Arizona, which means he'll still announce more than 100 games this season." Scully had already "pared his travel schedule in recent years to the Dodgers' 81 home games at Dodger Stadium and cities mostly west of the Rocky Mountains." Announcers Eric Collins and Steve Lyons again will "broadcast the Dodgers' other road games that are not nationally televised" (L.A. TIMES, 3/18). Scully said before Saturday's Giants-Dodgers exhibition game, "There really is no big reason. I just wanted to back off a little bit more on the travel. That is basically it" (ESPNLA.com, 3/17). In L.A., J.P. Hoornstra noted Scully "hasn't worked a full 162-game schedule" since outgoing Owner Frank McCourt bought the Dodgers in '04 (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 3/18).