Vin Scully Returning To Dodgers Booth For 64th Season
Baseball HOF broadcaster Vin Scully confirmed "he'll return for an unprecedented 64th season," as the Dodgers announcer next year, according to Jim Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. Scully said that he will "again call only those Dodgers games in California and Arizona." But Peltz noted there "might be one additional stop for the 84-year-old Scully: New York." Scully began his career "calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Dodgers are tentatively scheduled to visit Yankee Stadium next year for an interleague series." Scully yesterday said, "That really gets my imagination stirring." Scully said he decided to return next season because of "that constant love affair I have with the game. Second, I was so impressed by the (team's) new ownership." Scully added, "What they've done is revitalize the city, revitalize the team, the fans and myself" (L.A. TIMES, 8/27). In L.A., J.P. Hoornstra writes Scully's "heart is in the right place and so is his health." He "missed five games in April with a severe cold but hasn't missed a game that he was scheduled to work since" (DAILYNEWS.com, 8/26). In Detroit, Kirkland Crawford writes Scully "might still be the best in the business at making the game relatable to every listener, from the baseball novice to the know-it-all" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 8/27).