Ready for some good news? Dodgers icon Vin Scully will be the voice of the 2020 World Series DVD.
As if Dodgers fans needed another reason to buy the 2020 World Series documentary, right?
For the past few weeks, Los Angeles has been caught in a nonstop celebration frenzy, with the Lakers’ 17th championship preceding the Dodgers’ 32-year-skid-breaking ring earned in the Texas desert in a Game 6 victory.
The only thing missing from the run? A sense of home. Though fans were in attendance in Arlington, no games were played at Dodger Stadium, the house wasn’t packed, and Vin Scully, the narrator of so much Dodger glory, was nowhere to be found, resting at home all summer long.
Until now! MLB announced the exact correct call on Wednesday, stating that Scully will be the voice you hear amid the highlights in the official 2020 World Series video.
Can we have it now? How about now?
Scully retired from the day-to-day rigors of the job at the ripe old age of 89 back in 2016, a fact that gets more amazing every time you hear it. Luckily, that means he wasn’t forced to reckon with the Astros’ cheating-fueled 2017 World Series win at the mic, nor did he have to grit his teeth through the similar Red Sox triumph the following year.
Now, the legendary broadcaster gets to fully exhale with the rest of us, though, and we’ll be able to hear his mellifluous descriptions of Cody Bellinger’s NLCS-winning dinger, Julio Urias’ spotless relief, and Will Smith topping Will Smith on Dec. 8.
Well ahead of the Christmas rush!
Let’s face facts: If MLB had made any call other than Scully here, we would’ve been secretly a little sad. Would it have ruined the production? Nah. Anything that ends with the Dodgers dogpiling is worth watching.
But this’ll be extra sentimental, and we’re going to need the tissues when the final out is recorded. What a curtain call for a man who bleeds Dodger Blue.
Can we get Tommy Lasorda on the color commentary, too?