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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that Vin Scully will not be at Tuesday’s home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Scully, who is at home resting with a bad cold, has only missed one other opening day game since the team moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in 1958.
With 63 seasons under his belt, Scully has been with the Dodgers longer than any broadcaster has worked for a single professional sports team.
The team is in the process of being purchased from Frank McCourt for $2 billion.
The new owners include Magic Johnson, film producer Peter Guber, former Nationals President Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly. Their bid, funded largely by Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC, beat out a group led by Steve Cohen, one of the richest men in America.
KNX 1070′s Randy Kerdoon said the absence is nothing short of history-making.
“It’s a definite loss for Dodger fans,” said Kerdoon. “You know Dodger Stadium’s gonna be sunny; you know the hot dogs are gonna be there, and the popcorn and the spring day and Vin Scully doing the broadcast, and we will miss him.”