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Vin Scully Has Bad Cold, Will Miss First Home Opener In 35 Years

You know, 61 out of 63 isn't bad at all. But that doesn't make Tuesday any less sad at Dodger Stadium. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, in his 63rd season calling Dodgers games, will miss the club's home opener on Tuesday afternoon with a bad cold, the team announced on Tuesday.

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The only other home opener missed by Scully was in 1977, when he was away calling The Masters for CBS.

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While Scully rests at home, Charley Steiner and Steve Lyons will call the game on television, on Prime Ticket, while Rick Monday will fly solo on radio.

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The Dodgers host the Pirates on Tuesday in the first game of a three-game series. The pregame ceremonies on Tuesday will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium, which opened on April 10, 1962. Scully was to be a part of the ceremony, but that will no longer be the case.

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For more news and notes on Vin Scully and the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.