Don’t panic, everyone – Vin Scully will be back in the broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium for the 2016 season, his 67th with the team.
OFFICIAL: It'll be a very pleasant 2016. Vin Scully to return for his 67th season. pic.twitter.com/i2WrutItRO
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 29, 2015
“I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
“Vin is a national treasure and the Dodgers couldn’t be happier to have him back at the microphone in 2016,” said Dodgers’ President and CEO Stan Kasten. “Vin makes every broadcast special and generation after generation of Dodger fans have been blessed to be able to listen to him create his poetic magic since 1950. We look forward to adding many new chapters to that legacy in 2016.”
Here’s the video that aired in the stadium regarding Scully’s return, featuring Magic Johnson and Jimmy Kimmel.
— MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2015
There was initially some concern that Scully wouldn’t be back in the booth next season for the Dodgers, but thankfully, we’ll be hearing the living legend welcome us to Dodger baseball next summer.
However, despite his announced return, we’re still on borrowed time with Scully. The All-Star Game next season is at Petco Park in San Diego, and it would be wonderful if MLB honored him in some way.