Report: Vin Scully turns down offer to participate in All-Star Game broadcast.

Vin Scully

Vin Scully hasn’t been part of an All-Star Game broadcast since 1989. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Vin Scully recently turned down a formal offer to be part of Fox’s broadcast of the All-Star Game in San Diego in July, SportsIllustrated.com reported today.

From Richard Deitsch’s story:
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Vin Scully is Sports Illustrated’s latest cover boy.

Vin Scully

It took him 88 years, but Vin Scully finally made the cover of Sports Illustrated.

SI senior writer Tom Verducci profiles the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster for this week’s issue of the magazine. Tim O’Brien did the cover art. You can read the story here.

SI also uploaded highlights of some of Scully’s favorite calls to its website; here are some of his calls from the 1955 World Series, and a video of Scully remembering Jackie Robinson.

(Also, note that the Rampaging Cubs are the last great American sports story. I’m moving to Canada. Nothing great for me to write here anymore.)

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Broadcasters Rick Monday, Charley Steiner will return in 2017 with multi-year contracts.

Rick Monday Charley Steiner
Vin Scully won’t be returning next year by all accounts, but the Dodgers’ radio broadcasts will have some continuity in 2017.

Rick Monday and Charley Steiner have signed new multi-year agreements, the organization announced today. Monday and Steiner have been working together for the past 12 seasons calling games on Dodgers radio broadcasts.

Here’s more from a team press release:
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Several Dodger players among those responding to SportsNet LA news.

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SportsNet LA has been unavailable to most of the Southern California market for its entire three-year existence. (Photo courtesy of SportsNet LA)

One day after Time Warner Cable announced it would reduce the rate it was charging AT&T/DirecTV to carry SportsNet LA, several people with a vested interest in the saga surrounding the Dodgers’ television channel voiced their opinion.

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