December 01, 2009
Here's some great news on a slow December day: The Dodgers have just officially announced that broadcaster Vin Scully will be back for his 61st season in 2010. He'll call all Dodger home games and go on the road for NL and AL West matchups. Scully just celebrated his 82nd birthday last week and says he'll continue going "year-to-year" after this coming season.
This is obviously a welcome bulletin for any Dodger fan or those of us who tune into late night Los Angeles games just to listen and fall asleep to Scully's smooth style. (Guilty as charged.) It's also a great coincidence because I just spent the morning listening to this three-minute clip of Scully highlights from archive.org and it gives me a great excuse to embed it here.
A lot of the clips are from games that don't involve the Dodgers and I had never heard his call of Rick Monday's flag saving or the last out of the 1996 World Series before. It's awesome, awesome stuff and it gave me my first baseball hunger pang of the winter.
A big BLS head nod to 6-4-2 for the redirect.