Vin Scully may have skipped the trip to Brooklyn for the Dodgers’ series with the Yankees, but the legendary announcer was in action when he live-tweeted from the Dodgers’ account during Game 2 of Wednesday’s double-header.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a team employee relayed the messages to Scully, who then answered from home.
“I’ll be on the phone with the Twitter guy,” he told the Times prior to the game.
At 85 and in his 64th season in the booth, Scully is hardly a Twitter rookie. Back in 2012, A.J. Ellis became a U.S. trend simply because he urged fans to do so.
“If you do that, you know what, I’m cool. I’m really cool.”
Cool indeed. Moments later, Ellis became a U.S. trend.
“They are trending, twittering, tweeting – you name it – about A.J. Ellis all over the United States,” Scully said.
When Scully agreed to one more year with the organization last summer, the New York native said he was looking forward to the series in the Bronx.
“I really would like to see Yankee Stadium and the Dodgers and the Yankees,” he said. That’s the one thing I might add to the schedule.”
The trip would have been a full-circle moment of sorts for Scully, who was offered a job by the Yankees in 1964 just after he became the youngest man to call the World Series.
“I said, ‘I don’t think so…because the Dodgers have been so good to me,” Scully said. “And I feel I’m so much a part of the family. I don’t think I could ever leave.'”
The Dodgers played their first-ever regular season game at Yankee Stadium, a sloppy 6-4 loss. Scully, who only travels to games in California and Arizona, opted to skip the trip to focus his energy on the following series against the Padres.
“We’re looking forward to playing San Diego and trying to win the division. I think it’s more important to do San Diego.”