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