LOS ANGELES – It took 2 celebrities making the news authorities. However the Dodgers revealed Friday night that Hall of Popularity broadcaster Vin Scully will return for the 2016 season.
Between halves of the 2nd inning of Friday’s Dodgers-Cubs game, co-owner Magic Johnson appeared on the arena video clip board presenting TV host Jimmy Kimmel with the news. Kimmel unveiled a collection of hint cards announcing Scully’s return for another period – “(at least)”
The 2016 season will be Scully’s 67th as the Dodgers’ lead broadcaster.
“I spoke it over with my wife, Sandi, and my household and we have actually determined to do it once more in 2016,” Scully, 87, said in a press release revealing his decision. “There’s no area like house and also Cheat Stadium as well as we look forward to being a component of it with every one of our pals.”
On the air, Scully came back from a commercial break and also said thanks to the Dodgers for announcing the news “if you could call it news, that, God ready we’ll all be back below next year– God prepared.”
Scully is anticipated to continue a limited timetable, though that was not announced Friday. This year, he has broadcast all Dodgers residence games plus road video games in San Francisco as well as Anaheim.
“Vin is a national prize and also the Dodgers could not be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016,” Dodgers head of state and CEO Stan Kasten stated in Friday’s release. “Vin makes every program unique as well as generation after generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able to pay attention to him produce his poetic magic given that 1950. We anticipate including several brand-new chapters to that tradition in 2016.”