It’s time for Dodger baseball, but the team’s legendary announcer won’t be around. Vin Scully, who has been calling the plays for the Dodgers for 66 years, will sit out the postseason this year even though the Dodgers are in the playoffs.
The AP reports that Scully underwent a recommended procedure Thursday and was resting comfortably. The Dodgers confirmed the news but did not specify what the procedure was.
“Doctors advised Scully to skip the playoffs in order to rest up,” the AP reports. “Scully, who turns 88 in November, said in August he expects next season will be his last in the booth. His 66 years with the Dodgers are a broadcasting record for the same big league franchise.”
Scully missed some games toward the end of the regular season, sitting out the Dodgers’ trip to San Francisco for a four-game series with the Giants for what the AP reports was a “scheduled absence” and missing the final series of the season with a cold.
The Dodgers open their National League Division Series with the Mets today.