Vin Scully, who missed last night’s game with a sore throat, will be back in the broadcast booth tonight, the Dodgers announced.
Monday, Scully was limited to television duties only as he battled the sore throat. Today he will be heard for the first three innings on radio too, as usual.
Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer
Dusty Baker, the former Dodgers outfielder and current Washington Nationals manager, was asked to share his memories of Vin Scully growing up in Riverside. Here was Baker’s riff:
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:
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully smiles as he makes his way to the stage during the Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest in January. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully ranks fifth on our annual list of the 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports. Scully moved up from sixth on our 2015 list.
The other Dodger folks on our list (last year’s rank in parentheses):
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.)