Maybe the last thing Vin Scully needs to do is gamble with his well being. The Dodgers’ 82-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster took two trips to Glendale, Ariz., in the last two weeks after suffering a recent fall at his home that required stitches to the back of his head and a nasty bruise on his right elbow.
Regardless, Scully will roll the dice fly this morning to Las Vegas — to do play-by-play of the Dodgers’ exhibition game at Cashman Field near downtown against the Cincinnati Reds that will be carried live on Prime Ticket (7 p.m.).
The field is home to the Las Vegas 51’s (linked here), which used to be the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate before they switched back to Albuquerque and inhereted the Isotopes. It actually wouldn’t be all that much of an effort to get in the car this afternoon, make the four-plus hour drive, see the game, stick around for the late-night activities … Lent is almost over.
What’s also worth noting: The cameras and sound that come from this one will be from the top-notch Prime Ticket crew instead of borrowing a feed from whatever that amateur-looking Cactus League shared production that’s been used from Arizona this past month.