Two California State Assemblymen recognize Vin Scully in private ceremony.

In a private ceremony this afternoon in the Vin Scully Press Box, California state assembly members Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Riverside) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 195 to Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully, recognizing his exceptional 67 year-long career with the Dodgers.

Scully has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

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Watch: David Ortiz meets Vin Scully.

David Ortiz was honored on the field prior to Friday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Dodgers. It’s Ortiz’s final year, and the going-away ceremony has followed him wherever he goes.

In what’s expected to be his final game ever at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Ortiz drew a walk in his only plate appearance and was replaced by a pinch runner. He left the field to a standing ovation.

Prior to the game, Ortiz met with the Dodgers’ own retiring superstar, Vin Scully. Here’s a video of the meeting, courtesy of the Dodgers:

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Rank Vin Scully’s best (baseball) calls of all time in Dodgers’ poll.

What is Vin Scully’s greatest call ever?

The Dodgers announced an online contest for fans to determine the answer. Now through August 12, visit www.dodgers.com/Vin and rank Scully’s top 20 all-time best calls. The Dodgers announced that the top 20 Scully calls will be revealed beginning Aug. 13, culminating with the unveiling of the top two on Vin Scully Appreciation Night September 23.

Scully is in his 67th and final season as the voice of the Dodgers.

Here’s a list of the 20 calls that are up for voting: Continue reading

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Game 101: Chris Archer falls, but might have left the Dodgers wanting more.

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer allowed one earned run in seven innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

If the Dodgers trade for Chris Archer, the Tampa Bay right-hander offered an enticing preview in the Dodgers’ 3-2 win on Tuesday. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier haven’t given up on playing this season, and Major League Baseball told Yasiel Puig not to wear his Vin Scully cleats or else face a $5,000 fine.

Kiké Hernandez, playing his final rehab game for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight, played nine innings in center field and finished 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Hernandez is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left rib cage. He’ll continue his rehab assignment at Double-A Tulsa.

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Vin Scully featured in ESPN’s “E:60” Thursday episode. (Video)

Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be featured in an episode of “E:60” this Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

From the network:

Vin Scully is an American treasure. His voice, one of the most iconic in sports history. From the NFL, to The Masters, to Major League Baseball, Scully has left an indelible mark on some of sports’ greatest moments. Over the span of an incomparable 67-year broadcasting career, he has been the voice of the Dodgers, both in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Now 88, Scully has decided to call it a career at the conclusion of this baseball season, and granted E:60’s Jeremy Schaap a rare sit-down interview to discuss why it is time, and what it all meant.

Check out the trailer (also here):

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