Legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully signed off for the final time Sunday after the Los Angeles fell to the San Francisco Giants 7-1.
He said goodbye after a 67-year, and reassured baseball fans everywhere that life will go on without him.
Transcript as follows:
“You know, friends, so many people have wished me congratulations on a 67-year career in baseball and they wished me a wonderful retirement with my family and now, all I can do is tell you what I wish for you.”
‘May God give you..
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.’
You and I have been friends for a long time, but I know in my heart that I’ve always needed you more than you’ve ever needed me. And I’ll miss our time together more than I can say. But you know what? There will be a new day and, eventually, a new year. And when the upcoming winter gives way to spring, oh, rest assured, once again, it will be time for Dodger baseball.
So this is Vin Scully, wishing you a very pleasant good afternoon – wherever you may be.”
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