Best Dodgers news of the year came in the second inning Tuesday night via the stadium video boards.
Vin Scully will return next season.
Apparently the game still gives him goose bumps – or maybe he didn't want to go out in a season when some 70% of the Los Angeles area can't hear him broadcast the TV games – because the Hall of Fame broadcaster will return for an unprecedented 66th season.
The Dodgers made the announcement in what you might call a unique way. In the middle of the second on their video boards, they flashed "breaking news" and showed team broadcaster Alanna Rizzo at the microphone.
Rizzo said they were turning to a news conference that showed
Various players were seated in the media room and then charged the table in celebration, as the
The Dodgers filmed the announcement prior to Tuesday's batting practice so a lot of people knew about it and kept it quiet.
Scully, 86, makes annual announcements over whether he will return. His 65 consecutive years of broadcasting the Dodgers is already the longest for anyone with one team.
"Naturally there will come a time, when I will have to say goodbye, but I've soul-searched and this is not the time," Scully said in a statement.