Report: Scully will be in Dodgers booth next year

It looks as though the Dodgers have locked up their MVP — most valuable personality, that is — for another season.

Iconic announcer Vin Scully, thought to be retiring later this year after 60 seasons behind the mic, is making plans to come back for one more summer according to a published report.

Scully, 81, told The Los Angeles Times that he expects to return for the 2010 season before beginning his retirement.

“God willing, I will probably come back for one more year,” Scully told the paper. “At this moment, my health is excellent, and I’m leaning toward one more year.”

Scully’s association with the Dodgers, which began alongside Red Barber in the booth when the team played in Brooklyn, is among the longest of any broadcaster with a club in pro sports history. His many honors include a Life Achievement Emmy Award as well as the Ford Frick Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982