Vin Scully: Success of Dodgers Influenced Decision to Return

Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully said that he believed the success of the Dodgers this season played a role in his deciding to return for a 65th season next year.

"I do think that the success of the team had something to do with it," Scully said on Friday. "These last 50 games, coming to the ballpark and watching them pull out some miraculous victories, it was so thrilling — even for someone who had seen however many games I've seen before.

"It became so much exciting again and so much fun. I don't really know how I would have felt had they stayed in last place with 30 some-odd games left. I probably would have come back, anyway, because I love it so much, but this made it pretty easy. And as long as I feel the emotion, I feel like I should be here."

The redhead from Fordham added the he prays that, "I'll be allowed to do it for at least one more year."

"As far as I'm concerned, it could have been one line in the note sheet tonight. But I don't take any of it for granted in any way, shape or form. I know that this miracle was given to me, and I could lose it in 30 seconds between the time I leave here and go up to the booth," he said. "I'm just so blessed to be doing what I love to do and full of thanks."


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