Wednesday, October 2, 2013

On the eve of playoffs, Scully makes a big decision

In what will truly mark the end of an era if it's true, Vin Scully said to radio station KPCC in Los Angeles today that the 2014 season may be his final one calling Dodger baseball.  He began his career calling games in Brooklyn, and next season will mark his 65th with the team.

What we have to remember is that this is not an official announcement.  It was merely Scully speculating that he feels next year could be it.  After all, he's an 85-year-old man, and retirement has to happen at some point.  As unbelievable as it would be to actually see that happen, the end appears to be near.

For now, just like the old sports cliche, let's take it one game at a time.  Enjoy Scully calling the first three and last three innings on radio of what's hopefully a long playoff run this year, and then back on TV next season.  Let's also hope for good health to allow him to go bow out of broadcasting as strong as ever.

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