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Vin Scully cites revived team, 'love affair' with game for return

August 26, 2012|By Jim Peltz
  • Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully prepares for a Dodgers game.
Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully prepares for a Dodgers game. (Jae C. Hong / Associated…)

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully said Sunday he decided to return for an unprecedented 64th season calling Dodgers games in 2013 because of "that constant love affair I have with the game."

"Second, I was so impressed by the [team's] new ownership," Scully told reporters in the Dodger Stadium press box that bears his name.

"What they've done is revitalize the city, revitalize the team, the fans and myself," Scully said, referring to the recent major trades and player signings by Guggenheim Baseball Management, which bought the club in May.

"As everybody knows, they want to win and they want to win now, so I'd like to hold on with both hands and see just how far they take this ballclub," Scully said.

Scully, 84, will continue to limit his games to those played in California and Arizona next season. However, the Dodgers tentatively are scheduled to play the Yankees in New York sometime next year, and Scully — who started his career in New York broadcasting Brooklyn Dodgers games — said he might travel for that series.

With his wife, Sandra, standing next to him, Scully said that "if Sandy promises to go with me, I really would like to see Yankee Stadium and the Dodgers and the Yankees. That's the one thing I might add to the schedule."

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