We heard this was happening a couple of months ago, and now it has happened: the street outside of Dodger Stadium which used to be Elysian Park Avenue is now Vin Scully Avenue.
There was a dedication ceremony yesterday. Scully said he was “overwhelmed” and said, to the several hundred fans who showed up, “I can’t believe you’re all here,” he said.
As I said when this was first proposed in January, a pessimist could say that when they start giving you lifetime achievement awards and naming things after you, well, maybe your best years are behind you. In Scully’s case, however, it doesn’t really apply given that he won the broadcasting version of the lifetime achievement award, the Frick Award, 34 years ago and afterwards his fame and legend only grew. Time has never really mattered much when it comes to him.
And now, for all time, people while drive up Vin Scully Avenue to Dodger Stadium.