The Latest: Scully says 'Hi everybody' to open final game

BY foxsports • October 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on Vin Scully's final broadcast for the Los Angeles Dodgers (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Vin Scully has opened his final broadcast with the words: ''Hi everybody, and a very pleasant Sunday afternoon to you wherever you may be.''

In his initial comments to viewers, Scully made no mention of his impending retirement. He mentioned the Giants in the NL wild-card race and their starting pitcher Matt Moore, comparing him to ''the girl with the curl.''

As he says, ''When she was good she was very, very good and when she was bad she was horrid.''

Scully used the story as a way into explaining Moore's extreme performances, but quickly added that it was no slam on Moore.

The umpiring crew turned to face Scully's booth and saluted him before first pitch.

The Giants have been showing highlights of some of Scully's famous calls over his 67-year career.


11:35 a.m.

Vin Scully has attended Mass at AT&T Park in San Francisco before calling his final game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and their biggest rival, the Giants.

Scully has been riding in and out of the ballpark on Willie Mays' golf cart. He had some time to reminisce with the ''Say Hey Kid'' on Saturday.

Fans received a poster with a photo of Scully in an orange sport coat. On the back, it reads ''THANK YOU VIN.''

The Giants are naming the visiting broadcast booth in Scully's honor.


11:20 a.m.

After more than 9,000 games, 21 no-hitters and three perfect games, Vin Scully is preparing to call the final game of his 67-year career for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday.

The 88-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster has reduced his travel in recent years, but he made an exception to call the team's last three games of the regular season in the Bay Area. The NL West champion Dodgers are headed to the postseason, but Scully won't be working those games.

Scully's call will be simulcast in its entirety on two Los Angeles TV stations and one radio station. The Giants plan to air his description of the third inning on their broadcast.

Last weekend, Scully was farewell-feted by Dodgers fans in Los Angeles, where he closed out his final home game with him singing a pre-recorded version of ''Wind Beneath My Wings.''

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