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We’ll have a little less Vin Scully this season

Vin Scully

FILE - In this July 3, 2002 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Scully, a 1949 graduate, said the biggest baseball game Fordham he played while he was there was against Yale, whose first baseman was George H.W. Bush. Fordham has played baseball every year since 1859, except when the 1944 season was suspended because of World War II. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)

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Vin Scully announced last August that he was returning for his 63rd season in the booth. He has routinely skipped road trips outside of National League West opponents in recent years, but the Los Angeles Times reports that the 84-year-old plans to limit his travels even further this season.

The Dodgers are scheduled to play nine road games in Colorado this season, so we’re not talking about a big difference here. If this is what it takes to keep him happy and in the booth for a little longer, I’m all for it. Sure beats the alternative.