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An L.A. Street Named For Vin Scully? No Thanks, Says The Broadcaster Himself
Sounds like a great idea to many fans of the legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully: A Los Angeles Street named for the icon. The problem? Scully doesn't want it.
The suggestion to create a "Vin Scully Way" came from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who spoke about the potential tribute while appearing on ABC7's Newsmakers show Sunday:
"There's no honor that could be too great for Vin Scully, and I absolutely would love to rename a street for him. We'll look at a few around the stadium as a possibility," said Garcetti. "I know there's been a lot in the Twittersphere, a lot of people tweeting and Facebooking about this."
However, by Sunday night, the Dodgers had issued an official statement from Scully, politely declining the offer, with an alternative idea:
"The mayor of Los Angeles has a great deal more important things to do than name a street after me," Scully said Sunday. "And if he is considering that idea, better the street should be named after Walter or Peter O'Malley than myself." Walter O'Malley, as owner of the Dodgers, brought the club to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958. Peter O'Malley, Walter's son, ran the club from 1970-98, when he and his sister sold it to News Corp.
Thanks to everyone who asked me to rename a street for Vin Scully. I remain open, but not if Vin doesn't want it. #Vinistheboss— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) September 23, 2013
Scully has recently signed on for his 65th season as the voice of the Dodgers, and will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade.
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Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.