Posts Tagged ‘Vin Scully’
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
It’s not sure when Scully will return and he is considered day-to-day.
Speedy recovery, Vin.
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.
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.
In the past, Scully has called the weekend Spring Training games from Camelback Ranch, but instead will remain home in Los Angeles.
He will make his 2012 debut on April 3 when the Dodgers host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium.
Dodger fans have something else to look forward to in 2012 besides new owners.
Scully’s bobblehead is part of the “Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series” promotion for the 2012 season.
In the past, Scully has shot down the idea of a bobblehead — hopefully this isn’t a sign that the 84-year-old is considering retirement.
Happy 84th birthday to the greatest play-by-play announcer of all-time, Vin Scully.
See you in four months.
“He won three Cy Youngs, all unanimously. He pitched four no-hitters, one a perfect game. Was part of three World Series champions.