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Your First Look at the Vin Scully Bobblehead

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully would get his own bobblehead during the 2012 season.

Well, here it is — Scully’s bobblehead night is Aug. 30 when the Dodgers host the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Vin Scully Returns to LA Dodgers Booth

After missing the first five home games of the 2012 season due to a cold, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully returned to the booth Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

The 84-year-old spoke to reporters prior to the Dodgers 5-4 victory and said he first started feeling ill last weekend in San Diego and was nearly diagnosed with pneumonia.

“I couldn’t stop coughing,” said Scully. “That night, as God is my witness, I did not sleep a wink. I didn’t want to keep coughing because when you cough, it makes you hoarse. So I packed the pillows up to try to prevent the coughing, but when I packed the pillows, I couldn’t sleep. I went to the ballpark (on Sunday) and thought, ‘Oh, Lord, if I can somehow get through this one.’ So I did the game, and I went home. I was asleep in the car on the way back, or at least trying to sleep. That was the lowest point.”

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Vin Scully Could Return By Saturday

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully could return to the booth as early as Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The 84-year-old has missed the last three home games due to a bad cold.

Thanks to this nasty weather in Los Angels, it appears he might not miss a fourth game because Friday’s Dodgers-San Diego Padres game could be in jeopardy.

I look forward to hearing all of Scully’s stories from his time at home this week.

Update (4/14: 6:11 PM): The Los Angeles Dodgers tweeted an update on Scully:

Vin Scully to Miss Dodgers Home Opener

 

A bit of bad news prior to Tuesday’s Los Angeles Dodgers home opener as legendary broadcaster Vin Scully will miss today’s game due to a bad cold, according to Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts.

Feel better, Vin.

This Picture is Worth 2 Billion Words

The passing of the torch as Magic Johnson and Frank McCourt are all smiles at Opening Day from Petco Park in San Diego.

Photo: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Jose Canseco Lobbies Magic Johnson for a Job

Former MLB outfielder Jose Canseco wasted little time sucking up to Magic Johnson after his bidding group bought the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion Tuesday night.

Canseco, 47, was recently bounced from the Mexican Baseball League after he admitted taking testosterone.

Something tells us Magic and the Dodgers will pass on his services.

Magic Johnson’s Group Buys Dodgers for $2 Billion

Do you believe in Magic?

Magic Johnson‘s bidding group reached a deal to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger Stadium from Frank McCourt for a whopping $2 billion — the highest amount ever paid for a sports franchise. Bankruptcy judge Kevin Gross is expected to approve of the deal on April 13, a little over two weeks before McCourt must pay his ex-wife Jamie $131 million as part of their divorce settlement.

Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC are the official owners, which include Johnson, Mark R. WalterPeter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly. The controlling owner is Walter, chief executive officer of the financial services company. Kasten, the former president of the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, is expected to run the day-to-day operations.

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Vin Scully No Longer Traveling to Colorado

Get ready to hit the mute button when the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Denver this season.

Vin Scully is scaling back his work load this season and won’t call road games outside of California and Arizona, the team announced Saturday.

The B-team of Eric Collins and Steve Lyons will call Dodger road games east of Arizona.

Scully, 84, will still announce more than 100 games this season on KCAL 9 and Prime Ticket.

Los Angeles Angels Address ‘El Hombre’ Billboards

Welcome to Los Angeles, Albert Pujols.

The Los Angeles Angels made their free agent acquisition the center of their 2012 marketing campaign, featuring Pujols on 20 billboards with the tagline, “El Hombre.”

One problem — “El Hombre” translates to “The Man,” which is the nickname of former St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

Dating back to his time with the Cardinals, Pujols didn’t want to be associated with the nickname, out of respect to his relationship with Musial. He voiced his concerns about the billboard campaign last week while addressing the media at Spring Training.

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Peter O’Malley Withdraws LA Dodgers Bid

Peter O’Malley won’t own the Los Angeles Dodgers for a second time.

The 74-year-old former owner reportedly withdrew his bid Tuesday, leaving 10 potential individuals or groups left in the running to purchase control of the baseball franchise from Frank McCourt.

The O’Malley family owned the Dodgers from 1950-1998 before News Corporation purchased the team for reportedly $350 million.

A new round of bids are expected on Thursday as we are just two months away from the end of the McCourt era.

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