He says he won’t miss the season opener as he did a year ago with a cold, “But I’ve added to my fun this season. I have a torn rotator cuff. Maybe pulling a suitcase, I don’t know.
"The good thing is I won’t miss a turn because it’s not my throwing arm," says the old southpaw.
"I would be frightened if I retired," he says when asked about the prospect. "I don’t know what I would do."
So how does he get through an off-season?
"I have one little secret," says Scully, who will be bringing his wife to work Monday. "I know I’m going to work again.
"You know it hasn’t all been beer and skittles," he adds. "We’ve had heartache and pain. I think I need these fans far more than they need me."
Every now and then, T.J. Simers puts out a piece that’s an enjoyable read and that doesn’t rely on his curmudgeonly persona. I suppose when Vin Scully is your subject, that’s not too hard to do.
Also, while I’m pretty sure the “beer-and-skittles” line wasn’t a reference to Homer Simpson’s “Skittlebräu,” how awesome would it be if it were? (Props to @bobtimmermann on Twitter for picking up on that.)
Finally, while I know better than to question the great Vin Scully, I have to correct him here—Vin, there’s no way you could need us more than we need you.