Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts ended a pregame ceremony honoring broadcaster Vin Scully by working the gang by way of a refrain of Scully’s well-known line, “It’s time for Dodgers baseball.”
Scully, who referred to as Dodgers video games for 67 years and retired in 2016, died on Tuesday at age 94.
Behind an attractive blue sky, there was a second of silence at Dodger Stadium on Friday for the lovable Scully, adopted by a video narrated by Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner and accompanied by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s memorable model of “Someplace Over the Rainbow.”
Scully as soon as described an attractive evening as “a cotton sweet sky with a cover of blue.” He was the soundtrack of baseball video games for generations of Dodgers followers and a masterful storyteller.
Roberts stated Scully wouldn’t have preferred all the eye.
“Vin, as he’s wanting down on us proper now, effectively, he hated the highlight on him,” Roberts stated. “Nicely, that is going to be a really uncomfortable second proper now however he deserves it. Vin was a person of character and integrity and sophistication, a real gentleman. He wasn’t only a Dodger. He liked the sport of baseball that all of us love and care about.”
Dodgers and San Diego Padres gamers stood alongside the first- and third-base traces in the course of the ceremony.
When Scully referred to as his final sport at Dodger Stadium in 2016, he had a banner that hung from his sales space that learn: “I’ll miss you.”
Scully instructed the gang that he wanted them excess of they wanted him. His final go to to Dodger Stadium was on June 9, 2021.
Later in the course of the ceremony, the Dodgers gathered on the mound for a photograph with the published sales space within the background. There was a brand new banner, unveiled by broadcasters Joe Davis and former Dodger Orel Hershiser, that learn, “Vin, we’ll miss you.”
Followers gave a standing ovation when the video concluded with an image of Scully waving from the sphere with a rainbow behind him.
The umpires gathered at residence plate and appeared as much as the published sales space and tipped their caps in honor of Scully. Dodger starter Tony Gonsolin did the identical from the mound.