Vin Scully. Photo via
Vin Scully. Photo via

OK, you knew intellectually this was coming, but Monday’s sold-out Dodgers opening game will be the first season in forever without Vin Scully.

Yes, the legendary voice of the Boys in Blue really is retired.

Players, managers and a lot of team owners come and go, but since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn in the late 1950s, Vin Scully was always there.

Tributes, accolades and farewells marked the 2016 season for the humble Scully. It’s only now with the opening game in Chavez Ravine Monday at 1 p.m. against the San Diego Padres that reality is clear — no more Vin Scully.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will see some changes this year at their home stadium.

Those changes include reconfiguring the ring road behind center field in an effort to improve traffic and the creation of a new premium parking lot between the former 76 station and the center field transit road.

The pedestrian loading area for the Dodger Stadium Express bus has been reconfigured to provide a dedicated area with uniform pedestrian lighting.

Parking prices are unchanged from last season, $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. Lanes have been added for fans purchasing parking passes in advance.

One thing is unlikely to change: Those beloved and sometimes derided elongated Dodger dogs.

—City News Service

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