Monday, September 23, 2013

Let's Join the Push to Make This a Reality


KPCC notes that there is some local (LA) talk about renaming Stadium Way (non-locals: the exit off the 110 leading to Chavez Ravine) for Vin Scully.

How great would it be to take Vin Scully Way into our beloved Chavez Ravine and Dodger Stadium? Probably the main barrier, though, is Vin's own humility; he's been loathe to endorse various gestures to honor him over the years.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he's happy to make the push:
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he would run the idea of naming a street near Dodger Stadium after legendary announcer Vin Scully.

Responding to a listener comment ABC7's "Eyewitness Newsmakers" program, Garcetti said he'd been giving the idea some thought after seeing it on Twitter.

"This is something that has been buzzing around on Twitter," the mayor said. Adding later that "If there's a Los Angeles hall of fame, Vin Scully would be my number one choice to go in it."
This can be done. We'll get the SoSG Government Relations and Public Relations teams on it to figure out how to take up this cause.

UPDATE 2:18p (Sax): Ever the humble gentleman, Scully is advocating that the street be named after the O'Malley family:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's suggestion that a street should be named after Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully hasn't been endorsed by Scully.

In fact, Scully offered an alternative.

"The mayor of Los Angeles has a great deal more important things to do than name a street after me," Scully said Sunday. "And if he is considering that idea, better the street should be named after Walter or Peter O'Malley than myself."

h/t and image props: @VinScullyTweet

5 comments:

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty: KPCC reference? You are so high-falutin?

Dusty Baker said...

I say old chap!

Or, KPCC is reaching down to schlubs like me.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Re-naming Wilshire Boulevard, or maybe Route 66, might come close to the measure of the man. Stadium Way is the least we could do. That said, he's right and there should be a street named after the O'Malleys. And one for Jerry Buss while we're at it (said the Clippers fan).

We could also re-name a sewage ditch or skid row alley after Sterling and Fontiere.

Steve Sax said...

Nice

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Thanks for the update help. I was trying to add that through the feeble Blogger interface via iPad, for naught. (cries)