It’s been sixty-five years, and the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers indicates that it’s a possibility this could be his final season.
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times interviewed the 86-year old Vin Scully, who has broadcast games for the Dodgers since 1950. Scully told him he was ‘very unsure’ as to whether it would in fact be his final season. He has called all Dodger home games, but has generally limited his travel to games played in the NL West. Scully would be delighted to be a part of SportsNet LA, which will be the Dodgers-only television station launching on February 25th, but believes that fans should hear voices besides his own for games.
Scully, 86, quickly emphasized he had made no decision on whether to retire. The Hall of Fame broadcaster said he would evaluate the matter this summer and would consider how he feels physically and whether he can continue to do the job at a high level.
Vin Scully will travel with the Dodgers as they open the season in Sidney, Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks for a two-game series on Marcxh 22-23.