August 31, 2015 at 4:02 AM (PT) courtesy AllAccess.com
Scully At Saturday Press Conference
FRIDAY night’s announcement that Hall of Fame broadcaster VIN SCULLY will return for his 67th season calling DODGERS baseball in 2016 came replete with a video on the scoreboard featuring team co-owner MAGIC JOHNSON introducing the news and JIMMY KIMMEL delivering it via cue cards flashed at the audience. But SCULLY, in a press conference SATURDAY, indicated that 2016 is likely to be his last season with the DODGERS.
“I talked it over with my wife, SANDI, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” said SCULLY, who began calling DODGER games in BROOKLYN in 1950 and is heard in a simulcast for three innings at home games and west coast/PHOENIX road games on iHEARTMEDIA/DODGERS Sports KLAC-A (AM 570 LA SPORTS)/LOS ANGELES; he calls all nine innings on the television side for TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET LA. “There’s no place like home and DODGER STADIUM and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
But at his press conference, SCULLY added, “I would say, realistically — I don’t want any headlines — but next year would be the last one. How much longer can you go fooling people? Dear God, if you give me next year, I’ll hang it up. I do feel in my bones that will be enough. I’m sure the people will feel that will be enough, too. Enough is enough. Without a doubt, next year, my gosh, what’s that saying, talk about next year and make the devil laugh? I’m very wary of that.”
“VIN is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn’t be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016,” said DODGERS President and CEO STAN KASTEN in a press release. “VIN makes every broadcast special and generation after generation of DODGER fans have been blessed to be able to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy in 2016.”
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