Watch: Vin Scully signs off from his final MLB game
Everybody knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier for the fans who have known Vin Scully as the soundtrack to baseball for their entire lives.
Scully, the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, said goodbye Sunday after 67 years in the booth, calling his final game at San Francisco’s AT&T Park as the Dodgers finished their season on the road against the Giants.
These were Scully’s final words as the Giants celebrated on the field, just having clinched a wild-card spot with a 7-1 win over the Dodgers:
Vin Scully's final words: "I have said enough for a lifetime and, for the last time, I wish you all a very pleasant good afternoon."
— Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) October 2, 2016
So ended a game (and a final few weeks of the season) that had been about Scully’s iconic career as much as it had been about pennant races. Even with the postseason on the line, the Giants went out of their way to honor Scully on Sunday.
#SFGiants handed these cards to every fan today, for Vin Scully's finale. #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/Q5HpKpXenJ
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 2, 2016
— SF Giants on CSN (@CSNGiants) October 2, 2016
Vin Scully is probably the only Dodger to get a standing ovation in SF. pic.twitter.com/5Ev7AxyUtv
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) October 2, 2016
And it wouldn’t be a Scully broadcast without a final few memorable quotes.
Vin Scully quotes Dr. Seuss: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) October 2, 2016
"Hunter Pence constantly in motion… He'd make coffee nervous."
— Vin Scully (@VinScullyTweet) October 2, 2016
Everybody’s going to miss Vin Scully. Not just Dodgers fans. Not just baseball fans. Everybody.
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