Players proud to don Dodger Blue for Vin Scully's final season
This will be a big year for Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster.
He's already announced it will be his final season at the microphone for the Dodgers, barring an unforeseen change of heart.
To celebrate Scully entering his 67th (and perhaps final) season, the City Council recently approved the renaming of Elysian Park Avenue (a road leading to Dodger Stadium) to Vin Scully Avenue. It's a fitting tribute for Scully, 88, especially heading into his last season.
At Dodgers' Fan Fest last weekend, several players were asked about their thoughts regarding Scully and how they felt about donning Dodger Blue for Scully's final year.
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy (making his way back from Tommy John surgery) put it eloquently after cracking a joke:
New lefty Scott Kazmir, meanwhile, smiled from ear-to-ear before explaining how excited he is to pitch in front of Vin at Dodger Stadium:
Outfielder Scott Van Slyke referred to a quote passed on by Orel Hershiser that put things in perspective:
And Infielder Enrique Hernandez suggested the Dodgers give Scully the proper send-off:
As for whether Scully would be open to the thought of announcing any postseason games in 2016, he mentioned to the media at Fan Fest that, "maybe, because it will be the last year, I might to playoffs but I don't think I'd do the World Series."