October 25, 2014

Scully to Head to Boston with Dodgers

Pretty cool news to hear that Vin Scully is heading to Boston with the Dodgers.  The legendary Hall of Fame broadcaster will call the first game of the series on Friday, June 18.  I’m actually a little surprised he’s not staying for the other games after making the long trip, but maybe he doesn’t want to mess up Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday’s routine on the radio (FOX and ESPN have the television rights over the weekend). 

Traditionally, Scully does not travel east of Denver for any regular season games, but with Manny’s return, it certainly has the feel of a special series.

Per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:

The game, with a 4:10 p.m. PT start time, will be televised on Prime Ticket and broadcast on flagship radio station KABC 790 AM. Scully calls the entire televised version, with the first three innings simulcast on radio.

And speaking of legends, John Wooden, the great forner UCLA basketball coach, is reportedly in the hospital and in grave condition.  Send him a good thought or prayer – it sounds like he needs it.