For 67 years, Vin Scully knew exactly what he'd be doing as the Dodgers opened their season.
Newly freed of his obligations behind the microphone, the broadcasting legend reveled in retirement Monday by filling his time with the most mundane of activities.
"Today I was engaged in that other national pastime, paying bills," Scully told a Los Angeles Times columnist who called him up in the middle of the Dodgers' season-opening rout of the Padres. “Then I went to the post office to mail them, and now I’m just leaving the carwash."
Not that anyone had Scully pegged as an online bill pay type of guy, but the thought of the 89-year-old baseball lifer blithely going about his business might be a bit jarring. Not to Scully, though. He told the Times he is "just where I want to be," spending time with his wife Sandi after all those decades tethered to a baseball schedule.
While Scully has had a few months to ease into retirement, he understands it will take time for others to process.
"Some people did stop me and say it was strange to see me,"he said. "I told them I agree."