ceremony tonight honoring the legendary Vin Scully, who is retiring after broadcasting Dodgers games for 67 years.
Vin Scully has been part of the soundtrack of my life...for my entire life. Some of my earliest memories are of falling asleep on hot summer nights with his voice on the radio. He's been there to describe so many special baseball moments, and perhaps even more importantly, I appreciate the day in, day out companionship spent listening to Vin and his marvelous stories.
For anyone like me who's spent a lifetime listening to Vinnie, it's impossible to imagine the day will soon be here when he's no longer a regular part of our lives. I get teary just thinking about it.
Instead of saying more, I'll let baseball fan Kevin Costner eloquently explain, in a speech he wrote himself, available in full at the MLB site.
As Costner said to Vin, "You are our George Bailey, and it has been a wonderful life."