SportsVin Scully's Final Day at Dodger Stadium Was Perfect
It's hard not to miss him already.
Vin Scully has called his final game at Dodger Stadium. I'll say it again, because it's a lot to process. Vin Scully has called his final game at Dodger Stadium. After Scully decided that he wanted to be able to say goodbye only twice (once at Dodger Stadium and once in the season's final game), and therefore would not be calling playoff games this season, I had hoped it was a joke. I had hoped all the remembrances, as beautiful as they are, were premature. I had hoped he would change his mind. But yesterday, the reality sank in as Scully called his final game from Chavez Ravine. And what a hell of a final game it was.
After an afternoon of Dodgers batters tipping their caps to Scully on the way to the plate, and Scully reminiscing about his many years and moments in the booth in Los Angeles, an unlikely hero game him and us all one final magical call. In extra innings, it was unheralded infielder Charlie Culberson who would hit the walk-off home run to give the Dodgers the win that clinched them the division. And Vin Scully did what Vin Scully does: he made a great moment perfect.
And Scully addressed the crowd and it was beautiful.
Then they drank champagne in the locker room, hence the goggles:
Only a few more road games to go. Let's savor them.