Now that Vin Scully has settled into retired life, he won't be bothered by the hoopla surrounding the Dodgers'season opener against the Padres on April 3.
In fact, Scully, who was the voice of the Dodgers since 1950, likely won't tune into the game at all.
"It's a day game. I'll probably have things to do," Scully said, via the Associate Press. "I might catch a piece of it."
Things to do? What sort of things would Scully have to do? He's 89 years old and retired!
In reality, Scullysaid after broadcasting for so long,watching the baseball game as a fan is boring and he gets fidgety.
"During the World Series back around '77 or '78, there was a game at Dodger Stadium with the Yankees, and I went to the game as a spectator. Now, I hadn't been as a spectator in a long, long time, and I felt somewhat restless that I wasn't broadcasting,"Scully said.
"I did not have the challenge of trying to describe, accurately and quickly, the way it should be done. I just sat there, and I was not happy, I'll be honest. So I realized that although I love the game, what I loved more was broadcasting it."
Scully does expect to feel some nostalgia, but has no regrets aboutretiring after 67 years.
"I do know in my heart and soul I am where I should be," Scully said, "and that really is all I need."