Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully is working his 67th and final season calling Los Angeles Dodgers games. To show their respect and appreciation for the contributions he’s made to the game of baseball over the past six decades, Fox Sports extended an invitation to the hall of fame announcer to call the MLB All-Star Game on July 12th in San Diego.
Unfortunately, baseball fans will have to live without it because Scully has declined the opportunity. He told a Fox executive that he was very appreciative of the offer, but didn’t feel it was his place to be in someone else’s broadcast booth. Scully even added “I’m not Kobe Bryant. I’m just out there calling games.”
The last time Scully called an All-Star Game was in 1989, which was when Bo Jackson hit a leadoff home run while President Ronald Reagan spent time in the booth.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports that Fox is hopeful to convince Scully to stick around a little bit longer, and work on postseason games. But officials are not optimistic.