Baseball has and always will be America’s pastime. Nobody understands this more than former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Vin Scully. After making some of the best calls in the history of the sport for 67 seasons, Scully was not part of any live Opening Day ceremonies, but still paid homage to the new season by narrating a video that was played throughout Chavez Ravine.
Even though he is retired, any avid baseball fan would believe that Sully would still be watching the Dodgers open up the 2017 MLB season in front of 56,000 fans. However, according to Bill Plaschke of Los Angeles Times, the 89-year-old was paying homage to another national pastime – paying bills:
“Today I was engaged in that other national pastime, paying bills,’’ Scully said with a laugh. “Then I went to the post office to mail them, and now I’m just leaving the carwash.’’
Scully told Plaschke this on a phone call that he made to the Hall of Fame broadcaster during the fifth inning as the Dodgers led comfortably 9-1 against the San Diego Padres. When asked if he was happy about the Dodgers winning, he responded in the most Vin Scully way possible:
“Sure I am,’’ he said. “I’ve got a really clean car.’’
As for the Dodgers, they are right where they want to be as well — at least for now. They ended up beating their division foes 14-3 in another brilliant Opening Day performance by Clayton Kershaw.
However, the main goal will be six months down the road in October when they attempt to bring back the World Series to the City of Angels.