Vin Scully Misses Dodgers' Home Opener
April 11, 2012 at 3:53 AM (PT)
The LOS ANGELES DODGERS played, and won, their home opener TUESDAY, but fans missed one critical element of 61 of the last 63 DODGERS home openers, the voice of VIN SCULLY.
The 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster missed the game, only the second home opener he's missed in his 63 seasons with the club in BROOKLYN and LOS ANGELES, due to what the team described as a "severe cold." The illness is said by the team not to be serious.
SCULLY was suffering from the cold when he called the opening series in SAN DIEGO, opting to handle only the television broadcasts on FOX SPORTS PRIME TICKET and leaving the radio call on CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KLAC-A/LOS ANGELES and the DODGERS RADIO NETWORK to RICK MONDAY and CHARLEY STEINER. SCULLY calls home games and road games west of the ROCKIES and is normally simulcast on TV and radio for the first three innings, then continues on TV for the rest of the game.