As a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan, I never really knew who Vin Scully was until I moved to Southern California. I can’t recall the moment when I realized just how special he is — but I’m sure it was when it finally dawned on me that he isn’t just a golden voice… he’s a golden spirit. Anyone can call a baseball game, but few can make it truly enjoyable beyond the game itself. Vin talked about history, he shared funny anecdotes, he talked about the heart of the players. He made me smile when I watched games, not because he was trying, but because he felt like a friend talking to me about baseball. About life.
I was fortunate to be at one of his final Dodgers games (see below). You could see how much Dodgers fans love him, how much Los Angeles loves him — and how much he loved in return.
Here’s wishing Vin a happy retirement and a happy life!