Vin Scully has seen more than his fair share of baseball through the years, but despite 63 years of service calling games the 84-year old announcer still reverts back to a young boy. That helped make his decision to return to the Dodgers.
"I realized that if you give a toy to a little child, especially a boy, he's going to start asking questions: how far will it go? How fast will it go?" Scully asked. "I think like Roy Campanella said, you have to have a lot of little boy in you to play this game. I think you have a lot of little boy in you to love this game, and I still have that little boy in me."
The Dodgers' new ownership group just spent the weekend importing more than $260 million in salary commitments in Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto. The team has traded for nine players since July 25, and Scully likes what he sees.
"I wondered with the new ownership, how fast would they move? How high would they try to take the team?" Scully asked. "It worked out 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 can take this ball club, because I really think they're going to take it as high as it can possibly go."
Scully has been calling games since 1950, and will continue to do so for his 64th season in 2013.
"I have always felt that I'm a very ordinary person who has been given an extraordinary opportunity," Scully said. "I'd just like to squeeze it and hold onto it a little bit longer."
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