Vin Scully Returning For 65th Season With Dodgers
August 23, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
As if the LOS ANGELES DODGERS' second-half surge didn't have the team's fans excited enough, the DODGERS plan to announce FRIDAY (8/23) that VIN SCULLY will return for his 65th season in 2014.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES is reporting that SCULLY, 85, who makes his decisions to continue on a year-to-year basis, decided to come back after the DODGERS embarked on their present hot streak, surging from the bottom of the NATIONAL LEAGUE's Western Division into a runaway lead highlighted by the addition of rookie star YASIEL PUIG.
"It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season -- the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place," SCULLY told the TIMES' BILL SHAIKIN. "I really still enjoy it immensely. My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, 'Why not?' as well. Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement -- and looking out the window or something? It's just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect."
SCULLY calls home games and a limited number of WEST COAST road games for the DODGERS, whose radio flagship is CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KLAC-A/LOS ANGELES and whose television home will move from FOX SPORTS PRIME TICKET and CBS-owned independent KCAL-TV/LOS ANGELES to the new SPORTSNET L.A. under a lucrative new deal with TIME WARNER CABLE.