On Friday, Vin Scully announced he would be back in the broadcast booth in 2014. It will be his 65th season as the Dodgers broadcaster. Scully began calling Dodgers game in 1950 when the team was still in Brooklyn. He will turn 86 in November.
In recent years, Scully has curtailed his travel for Dodger road games outside the NL West. Yet Scully has no peer serving as both play-by-play man and color commentator.
In a world full of anger, cruelty, hatred and death, this is the one piece of good news I look forward to each year. As with all good things this will eventually come to an end. It’s all the more the reason to cherish Vin Scully while he is here. Whenever possible I will pull up a chair to listen to a master ply his craft.