Vin Scully’s kids are doing their part to make sure the famed Dodgers play-by-play man is safe from the coronavirus, by staying at a distance and not even hugging him.
Scully revealed his virus prevention plan in an interview with the LA Times.
“We have a pretty large master bedroom, so they can sit quite a few feet away just to say hello,” Scully said. “But there’s no hugging and kissing or nothing like that.”
Vin Scully can still connect and comfort in a manner unmatched by any other sports figure in L.A.'s history.
And, man, do we need some connecting and comforting.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 23, 2020
Scully added that he is feeling fine.
“We’re like everybody else; we’re hunkered down,” he said, noting that he and his wife are staying home in their Los Angeles home.
“We’re trying very hard to follow the rules,” the 92-year-old said of his social distancing plan. “And then the kids are scared that they’re going to bring in something that will just blow me away. So it’s a very difficult time to go without hugs.”
Still, Scully is confident that the country will come through this crisis just fine.
“From depths of depression, we fought our way through World War II, and if we can do that, we can certainly fight through this. I remember how happy and relieved and thrilled everybody was,” Scully said. “… when they signed the treaty with Japan, and the country just danced from one way or another. It’s the life of the world, the ups, and downs, this is a down, we’re going to have to realistically accept it at what it is, and we’ll get out of it, that’s all there is to it, we will definitely get out of it.”
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