Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Street in L.A. dedicated to Scully

LOS ANGELES — On their way to Dodger Stadium, fans can now take Vin Scully Avenue into the main gate.

The city of Los Angeles renamed a section of roadway running from Sunset Boulevard to Stadium Way in honor of Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully on Monday.

Signs replacing the old name of Elysian Park Avenue were posted when Scully appeared in front of a few hundred fans to accept the honor. He drew cheers when opening with his familiar greeting of "Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good afternoon to all of you."

Scully, 88, is set to broadcast the final home opener of his 67-year career today, when the Dodgers host the Diamondbacks. He plans to retire at season's end after having called games since the team's early days in Brooklyn.

"I have to thank almighty God to be this old and continue to do something I love and have done all my life," Scully told the crowd.

He had resisted previous efforts to change the street name.

"I didn't want it to be there and me coming to work for five years or whatever with that sign," he said later. "This way, it can go up and at the end of the year I can make the great escape."

City Councilman Gil Cedillo, whose district includes the stadium, said the team spruced up Scully's street by planting over 40 trees and repairing sidewalks.

ORTIZ CEREMONY: The Red Sox asked their fans to imagine a world without David Ortiz then spent the rest of a pregame ceremony reminding the city what he has meant to the franchise. Opening the festivities with John Lennon's Imagine accompanying highlights from Ortiz's career, the Red Sox celebrated their retiring DH before their home opener.

BROCK'S FIRST PITCH: Six months after his left leg was amputated below the knee, Hall of Famer Lou Brock, 76, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cardinals' home opener.

PIONEER HONORED: This week, Major League Baseball umpires will wear patches with the initials "EA" in honor of Emmett Ashford, who, 50 years ago, became the first African-American to umpire a regular season MLB game.

A'S: LHP Felix Doubront is scheduled to have season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery today.

CUBS: OF Kyle Schwarber was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list because of a season-ending knee injury. Also, Chicago acquired LHP Giovanni Soto from the Indians for cash.

TIGERS: C James McCann sprained his right ankle during the game against the Pirates and was scheduled for an MRI exam.

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