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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.”
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:
Tomorrow, Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is expected to return to the booth for his 1st 2012 regular season game at Dodger Stadium.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 15, 2012
Vin Scully is resting at home with a bad cold and will miss Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers announce.
— Jon Weisman (@dodgerthoughts) April 10, 2012
Feel better, Vin.
@magicjohnson congrats on buying dodgers need a 1b or pinch hitter of the bench? Will play for free. Will donate salary charity
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) March 28, 2012
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.
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. Walter, Peter 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.
Get ready to hit the mute button when the Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Denver this season.
Scully, 84, will still announce more than 100 games this season on KCAL 9 and Prime Ticket.
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.
Peter O’Malley won’t own the Los Angeles Dodgers for a second time.
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.