Mayor Eric Garcetti probably thought he would face no opposition when he threw his support behind an idea
Well, a dissenting voice has emerged.
At Scully’s request, the Dodgers issued a statement Sunday night on his behalf pooh-poohing the idea.
“The mayor of Los Angeles has a great deal more important things to do than name a street after me,” Scully said in the statement. “And if he is considering the idea, better the street should be named after Walter or Peter O’Malley than myself.”
Walter O’Malley was the Dodgers' visionary owner who moved the Dodgers to Los Angeles from Brooklyn. Peter succeeded his father as owner.
Garcetti discussed the possibility of naming a street after Scully on KABC’s "Eyewitness Newsmakers" program Sunday morning.
The question that prompted the discussion came from Scully’s daughter-in-law.