Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
Life is never straight (Joey Kulkin photo)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

BREAKING: Vin Scully missing first Dodgers home opener in 35 years

TRENTON -- This is not the time to start waxing about Vin Scully as if he were dead. He just has a bad cold, so his doctor told him to stay home today and not call the Dodgers' home opener for the first time since 1977. It's just the second time in 63 years Vin has missed the Dodgers' home opener.

I grew up in L.A., and Dodger blue courses through my veins like Mets blood courses through Jim Brady's veins like Yankees blood coursed through Steinbrenner's veins. This entry, or the Storify wasn't meant as an alarmist type of exercise. But it's impossible to not think about a Dodgers future when Scully is not calling the games. He's 84. He won't be behind the microphone forever.

Here's the quick Storify to chronicle today's news that Scully is missing a Dodgers home opener for the second time in 63 years.