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Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Voice of the Dodgers Retiring

Above, Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium.

It is truly an end of an era as Vin Scully, the "Voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers" when this baseball season ends.

As far back as I can remember, Scully's voice for radio and television broadcasts were a part of my life. He will be missed, but he earned a good retirement many times over.

Back in 2010, I posted this about meeting Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium:
I got to meet "The Voice of the Dodgers" back around 1982 at Dodger Stadium. A friend and I had to use the stadium elevator as he was wheelchair-bound in order to get to the level where our seats were located. We got into the elevator with about a half-dozen people already inside. We made one floor stop after getting in and when the doors opened, a crowd of people were standing outside waiting. Suddenly, out came cameras and flashbulbs were going off from them. 
Then, behind us in the elevator as the doors closed, a familiar voice said, "We seem to be very popular!" We turned around and (surprise!) there was Vin Scully. He was in the the elevator the whole time and we didn't notice him when we got in. 
Naturally, greetings and handshakes were then exchanged. 
During the game's broadcast, Scully mentioned the elevator encounter and how nice Dodger fans are. 
Gee, what I wouldn't give for a print of all those photos that were taken of us when the elevator doors opened!
Thank you for the great memories, Vin Scully! 

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