Vin Scully’s leaving the announcer’s booth after 67 (!) years. To give you some context, when Scully first started, Harry Truman was president, Peanuts was in its first year of circulation, and the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn.
Of course, one thing fans have been grumbling about in recent years is the fact that you can’t even watch the Dodgers telecasts (unless you have SportsNet LA, or if the game is televised nationally). But it looks like the baseball gods have rectified things just in time. That’s right: Vin Scully’s last six regular-season games will be shown on KTLA, reports the L.A. Times. What’s also notable is that Scully, who had mostly retired from doing road games, will be at AT&T Park as the Dodgers take on the Giants.
The six games that will be televised on KTLA are: September 23-25 against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, and September 30-October 2 against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Editor’s note: While Vin’s broadcasts are carried across the country and in Canada, locally, many L.A. fans (those without Time Warner/Charter cable) have been shutout for the past two seasons, after being able to watch nearly every Dodger game with Vin for decades. Small consolation after missing most of his last two seasons, but we’ll take it. 67 years ! Stop and think. Where were you 67 years ago. Right. Be sure to tune in for these last 6 broadcasts. So you can tell people where you were for Vin Scully’s final games. Cue the video recorder. And remember. There is no crying in baseball.