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Dodgers announce Vin Scully will return for 2015 season

Jul 29, 2014, 11:17 PM EST

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times passes along this fantastic news

That news was broken after the second inning of Tuesday’s game between the Braves and Dodgers …

Scully will turn 87 years old in November. 2015 will be his 66th year as a Dodgers broadcaster.

At this link you’ll see how the Dodgers made the announcement Tuesday night. It’s really, really cool.

  1. bigharold - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Good to hear. Guys like me on the East Coast have a hard time appreciating Scully.

  2. slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    I wish he would do 65 more.

    • larrymahnken - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:35 AM

      WHO VOTED AGAINST THAT?!?!?

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:37 AM

        Well to be honest,I always give myself a thumbs-suck as soon as it reloads my comment to remind me this is only my opinion and I am a terrible writer who does not know how to write like so many of the people who comment here do.It is because of all these wonderful opinionated bastards that I now have the courage to write my own opinions down(grammer,punctuation,spelling be damned).The commentors I care about GET what you mean even if you are not a writer and they debate you on your facts,not your spelling.That is why I come here after getting home at 11 pm after going to work at 9 am.

        Sorry for all the mistakes but I mean well and try to encourage people like me to keep commenting and I will keep trying to write better in the future.

    • The Rabbit - Jul 30, 2014 at 5:07 PM

      If this is sincere, good for you!
      Some of the world’s brightest people do not have extensive formal educations or superior linguistic skills and can outperform some that do.
      In spite of what you may read in these comments, civility and kindness do count in most places in the real world.
      This is not the real world. It’s an anonymous place where if someone chooses to be a jackass, he allows his reptilian brain and his little head influence his remarks.
      The only other explanation for some of the douches is that they are, in fact, 12 years old…and with some time and luck, they’ll outgrow it.
      Your opinion is as valid as anyone else’s.
      .

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 2, 2014 at 12:46 AM

        Thank you Rabbit.
        Were you not the one who did the article on Old Gator? I read that and really started to get where he was coming from.I also remember you from commenting, but you seem to have tailed off as late.Thanks for the encouragement.I really appreciate it. May your offspring prove plentiful.

        As you’re a Rabbit you see.

  3. 1998yanks - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Good for him. I remember listening to him as a kid in the early 80’s. He’s the best in the bizz. I will never forget him doing the sponsor ad for “Farmer John” and “76” gasoline.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2014 at 4:51 AM

      “The easternmost in quality, the westernmost in flavor.”

  4. tigersfandan - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    I wish they were all like Vin.

    • baberuthslegs - Jul 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      Amen.

  5. normcash - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Great reaction by the crowd. Reminded me of a standing ovation Ernie Harwell got at Comerica Park
    at the last game he broadcast. Fans appreciate quality people.

  6. sjsharksfan11 - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Boring old fart just blow off in the wind already.

    • johnnysoda - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      You stay classy, San Jose!

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2014 at 4:53 AM

        SJ probably hates Mozart and the Beatles too.

      • dsaverno - Jul 30, 2014 at 8:27 AM

        dynamite drop in, Monte

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      You should maybe stick with hockey.
      Your team has been around for 23 years.
      Vincent Scully has been around almost 3 × that.

      You must be a real ass to be around. Your obituary will be a great read.

    • kkkershaw22 - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:34 AM

      You would probably get gang raped on gay pride day up there and then get hit by a car before vin scully “blows off in the wind”

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:41 AM

        Ya know,you probably did not have to get all rapey there.A simple thumbs-down would do.

      • indaburg - Jul 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM

        That escalated quickly.

    • dannymac17 - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:05 AM

      sjsharksfan is still hurt from the kings getting in dem cheeks

  7. florida76 - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Glad to see Scully coming back, but just like athletes, it’s bad judgment to stay too long in the booth once the skills deteriorate. Pat Summerall, Harry Caray, and Jack Buck, are examples of announcers who went out in embarrassing fashion. Summerall was incoherent towards the end, Caray was liquored up, and Buck would announce the wrong runners on base(as he did in the 1992 NLCS).

    Hopefully Scully will know when it’s time to ride off into the sunset.

    • jerze2387 - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:43 AM

      To be fair, jack buck was still more competent at that stage than joe buck is. Hell, Harry caray liquor end up was also more competent than chip caray.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      Vin is still on top of his game.

      • whatacrocker - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:21 AM

        As someone who listened to hundreds of games called by Scully in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that he is most certainly not at the top of his game any more.

        It is a testament to his skill, though, that Scully at 70% is still way better than anyone else.

    • jwbiii - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      Caray quit drinking after his 1987 stroke. What you heard after that was his slurred speech as a result of his stroke.

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:47 AM

      I will trade you a slightly used Remy/Orsillio tandem forever for just 3 years of Scully.

      And I really like the tandem.

  8. sparkysaballer - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Best news of the night! Now if we can only hear him on tv and DirecTV can get this deal worked out soon…

    • baberuthslegs - Jul 30, 2014 at 6:11 AM

      Get 3 friends to split the cost of mlb.tv with you.
      It comes to about $30 each. You can hear Vin
      quite a bit that way, and since next season could be
      his last I urge everyone to give thought to the idea.

      • 4d3fect - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM

        Only if you don’t live within a 4-5 hr drive from Chavez ravine.

      • baberuthslegs - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM

        True.

      • whatacrocker - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:38 PM

        I recommend a service called Unlocator. For five dollars a month, it hides your location. I live 8 miles from downtown LA and I watch games all the time.

  9. youngosays - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Nor Cal classy haha joke of the day .

  10. 1998yanks - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    I would still listen to him over mccarver or buck any day.

    • Shayna - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Currently listening to Mr Scully call the Braves-Dodgers game and he just described a batter falling down at home plate after fouling a pitch off his instep: “And Hanley went down like a folding chair.” Who else provides such a graphically exact image of action on the field! Long may he broadcast.

  11. joecool16280 - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Giants fan here.

    Possibly the best news baseball has had in a long time. Hate the Dodgers but nothing but love, appreciation, immense respect, admiration, for Scully. He is and always be the best hands down. HE IS THE DODGERS.

  12. gattaga72 - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    San Jose u ignorant slap…

  13. imthedudedude - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Congrats to Vin Scully. But that presentation was just awful. The “fake” news conference and television reporting. I bet they have that all the time there though. The showed movie advertisements at laker games so nothing so cheesy would surprise me i guess.

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:57 AM

      A troll that at least tries to justify said trolling;not bicepts.

  14. mlbfan8898 - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Who cares

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 30, 2014 at 3:00 AM

      A useless comment.Hi bicepts(soon to be banned)or wannabe.

    • jwbiii - Jul 30, 2014 at 5:22 AM

      Baseball fans.

      • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Jul 30, 2014 at 6:06 AM

        And Yakyu fans.

  15. yankeessuckameanone - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    kkkershaw22 did you get your feelers hurt?

  16. yahmule - Jul 30, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    Thank you for another wonderful gift, old friend. I believe I will take your suggestion and pull up a chair.

  17. gmkr1979 - Jul 30, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    Great piece by the Dodger players! 66 years even before the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn, wow! God has blessed this man with great health and longevity, and even God Himself would like to hear him one more time as the Dodgers play-by-play announcer! God bless you, Vin!

  18. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    Prediction: Whoever gets the job next will not hold it as long as Vinny has.

  19. mungman69 - Jul 30, 2014 at 5:50 AM

    I’d like to do the same jib for 66 years. NO I WOULDN’T.

    • aceshigh11 - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      He’s not working in a coalmine, you idiot.

      He probably doesn’t even consider it work…he loves baseball and what he does. We should all be so lucky.

  20. nbjays - Jul 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    Great news! It’s a wonderful day to be a baseball fan… knowing that Vin Scully will be back next year and Smug Bud won’t.

  21. yahmule - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Vin on coming back down Route 66 for another season: “I wanted to wear Yasiel Puig’s jersey.”

  22. gregbeau - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Like most everyone, I love Vin and am glad that he is returning. But having listened to him forever, I find it hard to listen to him calling games now. He was so good in his prime that it is tough for me to listen to him now at his present level of capability. He has slipped noticeably. That is not a rip or a criticism – it is just reality. The fact that he does the games solo without a partner makes it doubly tough. Shouldn’t the Dodgers bring someone in to call the games alongside him to both give Vin a break and also groom his eventual replacement?

  23. wisbadgfan - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    In this era of constant bad news, we give thanks for some good news.

    Vin may have slipped a bit, but he is still a treasure to listen to——Dodger fans have been lucky to have him behind the mic for 65 years.

    Vin deserves the opportunity to go out on his own terms—-he has earned that right.

  24. stercuilus65 - Jul 30, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    After watching the game last night I turned on an old movie from the 60’s and in the movie they were at a Dodgers-Giants game from Candlestick and I heard a familiar voice calling the game. You guessed it Vin from 50 years ago and it was hard to tell the difference! Simply an amazing career.

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