LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - To say Vin Scully’s Dodger Stadium farewell was emotional - would almost be an understatement...it was powerful. The stuff that brings you to tears.
First, his words. Scully: “Believe me when I tell you I’ve needed you more than you needed me." Fans said no... he replied "True True True.”
A lot at this game remembered that 1988 World Series homer by Kirk Gibson and Scully's announcing it was a “high fly ball into right field… she is GONE!!!”
At the drop of a baseball cap fan's could impersonate Scully saying, “It’s time for Dodger Baseball!”
Fans described Scully as a master story teller. Carl Baldwin said, “He can tell you what’s happening and he goes in-depth.” Fan Ruben Pacheco added “...the stories that he tells is so touching. He know so much about every player.”
But, what was touching was a rendition of the Bette Midler song “The Wind Beneath My Wings” he had made for his wife and now wanted to share with his fans. He said the fans were the wind beneath his wings.
And, as the music rippled through the stadium and Scully, standing in the press box, kissed his wife the Ravine became like a bowl of soup as fans teared up.
Reactions from fans? "It’s a fairy tale," said fan Joe Orozco. Jeff Tyson said when he saw the team salute Scully his eyes were like a faucet..."I couldn't hold it back."
Scully says it's time to spend lots of time with his wife, 5 kids, 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He has just a few out-of-town games to call as the team moves up to San Francisco.
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