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Vin Scully to be the grand marshall of the Rose Parade

Sep 5, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

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You like Vin Scully announcing Dodgers games, now enjoy him sitting in the back of a convertible while you wait for your college football bowl games to start:

Vin Scully will usher in 2014 as grand marshal of the 125th Rose Parade, an honor the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster initially wasn’t sure he would accept. The more he thought about it, though, the more he warmed up to the idea, calling it “one of those one-in-a-million experiences.”

Scully will be joined by his wife, Sandi, for the 5 1/2-mile ride down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Jan. 1. He was introduced as grand marshal on Thursday at Tournament House. He told The Associated Press in an interview before the announcement that his first reaction to being chosen was, “Wow.”

Actually, given that he’s been a fixture in Los Angeles for 55 years, one would think he’d have done this already. But good for him.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    gives me a reason to watch the parade. I watch it anyways but atleast I have a reason to give to my brother and friends damn it! manly things and all

  2. greymares - Sep 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Kind of hoping Vin Scully would be the Grand Marshall of the Pete ROSE hall of fame parade.

    • jwbiii - Sep 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      That will be Sparky Anderson.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 6, 2013 at 2:50 AM

        Um, in case anyone doesn’t know, Sparky has beed deceased for almost 3 years.

      • jwbiii - Sep 6, 2013 at 7:48 AM

        Nothing much gets by you, does it?

  3. onbucky96 - Sep 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Great. But my Badgers won’t be there this yr. Oh well, lose 3 straight Rose Bowls by a combined 10 pts. Off to the Outback Bowl…

  4. rickdobrydney - Sep 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    I dont like Vin Scully, OR the Rose Parade—-

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