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Vin Scully doesn’t want the city of Los Angeles to rename a street in his honor

Mike Oz
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The broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, is shown the pressbox of Dodger Stadium before the start of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers, in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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The broadcast voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, is shown the pressbox of Dodger Stadium before the start of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers, in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Vin Scully, stop being so darn humble.

The lovable Dodgers play-by-play legend has added to his encyclopedia-sized book of "aww shucks" moments. This time, he's rejected an idea supported by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti to rename a street in Scully's honor.

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The Dodgers released a statement Sunday night at Scully's urging after talk of Vin Scully Way started to circulate. Here's the statement, via the L.A. Times:

“The mayor of Los Angeles has a great deal more important things to do than name a street after me,” Scully said in the statement. “And if he is considering the idea, better the street should be named after Walter or Peter O’Malley than myself.”

Scully — set for his 65th year in the booth next season — has been known to shy away from the spotlight. Like earlier this month when he was named the grand marshal of the annual Rose Bowl Parade and wondered, "What have I done to deserve being grand marshal?"

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Mayor Garcetti talked about the possibility of Vin Scully Way on a Sunday morning news program on ABC-7 in L.A., saying:

"There's no honor that could be too great for Vin Scully, and I absolutely would love to rename a street for him. We'll look at a few around the stadium as a possibility," said Garcetti. "I know there's been a lot in the Twittersphere, a lot of people tweeting and Facebooking about this."

Here's the problem: Every time something like this happens and we're reminded how wonderful of a guy Scully is, people just want to honor him even more. It's a dizzying loop of humility.

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