Prior to Thursday night’s game at Dodger Stadium, the Colorado Rockies honored the amazing voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, with a gift saluting his retirement and historic career.
The Rockies presented Scully with the team-signed letters “LAD” from the Coors Field visitors’ scoreboard as a retirement gift. It was one of many gifts Scully has received this season as teams throughout Major League Baseball have honored him. He deserves every accolade for the part he has played in so many MLB memories for so many people around the world.
Certainly the Rockies had a very thoughtful gesture for Scully with the letters. However, there were other options to give to the legendary voice. Here are some alternatives if the Rockies decide to pay additional homage to Scully before wrapping up their series at Chavez Ravine on Sunday.
While Scully might not have accused the Rockies of cheating like his colleagues with the San Francisco Giants did, it’s certainly a thoughtful gift. Anyone in the National League West appreciates Colorado’s history with the humidor, so why join in the fun and hand him a humidor with a baseball inside?
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A signed boxing glove from Yorvit Torrealba
We don’t know this for sure, but we’re guessing that Scully had a good time saying Torrealba’s name in the booth during the years he played for the Rockies, Giants and other teams. We know he handled saying his name better than Harry Caray did, but that’s a whole other story.
So why the boxing glove? Don’t forget that the former Colorado catcher was involved in one of the four biggest brawls in Rockies history … and Scully was there to witness it.
A seat from the row at mile high
What’s one of the things that sets apart Coors Field from every other stadium? We all know it’s the altitude, right? So why not give Scully a seat from the famous Purple Row? No, not from our colleagues’ site but from the stadium itself. I’m sure the purple would blend marvelously along with all of that Dodger blue that Scully has.
Those are my three thoughts on potential other gifts. What about you? What do you think the Rockies could’ve presented to the legend? Drop us a note below and let us know.