The final elevator ride of Vin Scully’s career

SAN FRANCISCO — Colleague Tom Hoffarth, reporting for his column on the end of Vin Scully’s broadcasting career, interviewed a man named Kevin O’Malley. O’Malley knows Scully. As the national Catholic Athletes for Christ MLB ministry coordinator, he arranges the mass that Scully (and the Dodgers’ players and coaches) attend before every Sunday home game at Dodger Stadium. O’Malley helped arrange another mass this morning inside AT&T Park.

If Scully had gotten the calling to be a priest long ago, “he’d be a Cardinal by now,” O’Malley told Hoffarth.

He may never have gotten the calling, but Scully was more in demand than the Pope on Sunday.

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Game 161: Dodgers lose to San Francisco Giants, will start the playoffs on road.

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A single by Yasiel Puig was one of three hits the Dodgers mustered in eight innings against rookie left-hander Ty Blach. (Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers will begin the postseason on the road after losing 3-0 to the Giants. The box score is here.

Vin Scully made a lasting impression on columnist Tom Hoffarth, then stuck to his retirement plan.

Here’s what they were saying after the game:

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MLB Network channel on SiriusXM will air a Vin Scully special on Monday.

SiriusXM will air a two-hour tribute special dedicated to the extraordinary broadcasting career of Vin Scully this Monday at 2 p.m., the network announced.

Scully’s last game behind the mic is Sunday in San Francisco.

Here are a few details about the program from a SiriusXM press release:

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Vin Scully’s final game will be simulcast on local network KTLA.

The Dodgers announced today that Hall of Famer Vin Scully’s final game, Sunday, October 2 in San Francisco, when the Dodgers take on the Giants at 12:05 p.m. to end the regular season, will be simulcast in its entirety on SportsNet LA and KTLA.

Colleague Tom Hoffarth has the details.

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