LOS ANGELES -- The most famous baseball fan in the world will resume his post in a Chavez Ravine broadcast booth next season, because after all these years, there is still no place else that he would rather be.
For an unprecedented 66th year, Vin Scully will return as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The announcement, made Tuesday night during the Dodgers' 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, was celebrated throughout baseball. But he's still curious as to why.
Scully simply considers himself another fan.
"Last night in the first inning, you have B.J. Upton at third and we all know he can run very well, and there's a fly ball to Puig in center field. And I'm not a mind reader but I felt exactly like the crowd. I inch forward and I was saying to myself, 'Oh this is going to be great. Upton's gonna tag up and Puig with the...'" he paused, catching himself in his excitement. "And I knew the entire ballpark was on that exact same level."
His passion for the game and for his job has never been higher. At 86 years old, he still so genuinely enjoys calling plays like the one from Tuesday night that he's just not ready to leave the mic behind.
"And it wasn't disappointing, it was a great throw and a great slide and B.J. made it for the run," he said. "And after that I sat back and I thought, 'That's the way you were the first day you ever started doing this game."
"You see this play building and it just gets to you. And God as my judge, that play last night convinced me, as if I had any doubts, but I thought, 'Here you are, doing the same thing and getting the exact same goosebumps from that thrill of anticipation of seeing a great play.'"
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