The Dodgers announced heartbreaking news tonight as the Dodgers battle the Giants at Oracle Park. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully has passed away at 94. The club announced his passing on twitter as Joe Davis reminisced about the hall of fame announcer. The news hits all of us hard. Vin was an integral part of Dodger baseball for 67 years. For most of us his beautiful dulcet voice was the sound of summers and Dodger baseball throughout our childhood and adult lives until his retirement in 2016.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2022
Remembering Vin Scully takes me back almost 10 years ago today when I met him for the first time during one of my trips into the Vin Scully Press Box at Dodger Stadium. My life was very different back then and I can still remember the excitement and anxiety when meeting him. I only shook his hand during one fleeting moment, but that was enough for me. All I wanted to do was say hi, shake his hand. I felt that was all I deserved, and by doing that I fulfilled a lifelong bucket list check. relive that unforgettable moment by clicking the link below.
I feel sorry for all of the younger kids that are growing up without ever having listened to Vin. Hearing his voice was like hearing a good friend every night. He was always with us, no matter how good or bad the Dodgers were playing, and no matter rain or shine. He was our guide throughout the Dodger seasons. There is nobody more connected to Los Angeles than Vin Scully. There is nobody more connected to the Dodgers than Vin Scully, and there is nobody more connected to our hearts and childhoods than Vin Scully. No words can express the incredibly deep loss we are feeling right now. Vin always said he was never more important than the game, but Vin’s constant profressionalism made the game important. We’ll miss you Vin.