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Dodgers News: Vin Scully, True to His Word, Missed Opening Day

Vin Scully made headlines when he expressed doubt he’d watch the Dodgers first game. Scully followed through with the remarks and didn’t watch the Dodgers 14-3 win over the San Diego Padres.

Scully spoke with Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times. He confirmed he wasn’t glued to the television.

“Today I was engaged in that other national pastime, paying bills,’’ Scully said. “Then I went to the post office to mail them, and now I’m just leaving the carwash.’’

Scully said he was approached at the carwash, admittedly agreeing with fans that it was odd to see him there on such a big baseball day. He said he was running to the hardware store and likely wouldn’t catch the end. Plaschke informed him the Dodgers were winning, and Scully jokingly added he was happy to have a clean car.

“I’m aware that I’m not where I’ve been for about 60,000 years,’’ he said. “But I’m just where I want to be.’’

As much as fans may miss Scully, he’s more than earned the right to enjoy an Opening Day off. Even though he seems content enjoying the civilian life, Scully will almost certainly make his way back to Dodger Stadium at some point, even if just for a day.

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Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.

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