Vin Scully Recinds His Retirement Promise, For Now

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Back in May, Vin Scully hinted at a retirement, or at least a reduced role for next season. The 80 year old stated that he wanted to spend more time with his wife, but today there are reports that he's definitely coming back for yet another season with the Dodgers. The LA Times is reporting that the longtime announcer will be back for his 60th season as the team's announcer and that his wife, Sandy, has given the plan her blessing....

Vin Scully will be back for his 60th season as voice of the Dodgers.

The Hall of Fame broadcaster said he received the blessing of his wife, Sandy, to postpone retirement. Scully, 80, is in the final season of a three-year contract.

Scully said he does not intend to re-sign for more than a year, adding, "I'm really weary talking about beyond this afternoon. . . . There's a beginning, a middle and an end for all of us. I know that I have a lot more yesterdays than I have tomorrows."

Because of the amount of time his wife will have to continue to spend alone, Scully said he felt he had to talk over his plans with her. He intends to keep the same work schedule, which includes games at home and as far east as Colorado. "She pays a terrific price," he said. "What it means is that Sandy is so selfless and unselfish and she would go through it again because she knows how much it means to me."
Well that's good news all-around isn't it? MLB and Dodger Fans get Scully for at least another year and he's still in good with the missus. I personally don't think Vin has lost that much off his fastball, and even if he does he should always have a spot in the Dodgers' booth.

Vin Scully says he'll be back next season (LA Times)
Dodgers Annoucner Vin Scully Hints At Retirement (Awful Announcing)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:41 PM

11 Comments:

Jeff Kent is probably pissed...

Tony A. said...
Sep 9, 2008, 3:07:00 PM  

I love Vin Scully.

Jay said...
Sep 9, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

If that's his wife, he should retire and spend more time at home.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

I'm a Giants fan and Doger hater and I still love Vin Scully. Even though he can't work every game and may not be as sharp as he used to, it's still an honor to hear his voice, especially when the Dodgers lose.

IVSPORT said...
Sep 9, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

scully's the man he is still more sharp than pretty much anyone within 30 years of his age

Evan said...
Sep 9, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

Yeah, who is that pictured with him? Disgusting.

GMoney said...
Sep 9, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

I don't think that is his wife because Wikipedia says he married Sandy in 1973. Unless that is the hottest 60-year-old in history.

Jay said...
Sep 9, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

What I meant was, she's extremely hot for the wife of an 80 year old. That's what I meant by "spending more time at home."

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 4:38:00 PM  

"Unless that is the hottest 60-year-old in history."

Don't snatch that title away from Suzanne Sommers.

Anonymous said...
Sep 9, 2008, 4:39:00 PM  

Not to sound nitpicky, but wasn't this announced a week or so ago, or was I hearing/reading things?

Bruce said...
Sep 9, 2008, 4:57:00 PM  

Memo to other baseball announcers: You are not the star of the show. Think not: Watch Scully.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

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