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The World Has Changed So Much
During Vin Scully´s Announcing Career

ABC News, by Dan Good

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/30/2014 4:06:24 AM

Vin Scully is timeless. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame baseball announcer will return for his 66th season with the Dodgers next season, a record. "God willing, I will be back next year," he said in a statement released by the team. "Naturally there will come a time when I have to say goodbye, but I´ve soul-searched and this is not the time." Scully’s return was announced during Tuesday’s Dodgers game against the Atlanta Braves, in a video message featuring players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner.The news was greeted with loud cheers and a prolonged standing ovation for Scully,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wyspen, 7/30/2014 7:03:58 AM     (No. 9945794)

Hate the Dodgers. Love Scully. He is simply the best ever at what he does.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/30/2014 8:31:09 AM     (No. 9945901)

And my response to the headline......

Not at all for the better.

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