I am saddened to hear that Vin Scully will be unable to broadcast any of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ post-season games. Scully underwent a medical procedure, the nature of which has not been disclosed. But he is said to be “resting comfortably.”
Scully, who turns 88 next month, missed the final week of the regular season due to a cold, but it evidently developed into something which required further medical attention.
In August, Scully announced that the 2016 season would be his last in the broadcast booth. Scully has been broadcasting Dodgers games since 1950 when they played in Brooklyn at Ebbets Field.
The Dodgers host the New York Mets for Game 1 of the NLDS this evening and Charley Steiner and Rick Monday have been given the impossible task of filling in for a living legend.
In the meantime, let’s hope Vin Scully gets well soon and is back where he belongs come spring training.
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