UPDATED WITH VIDEO, 4:33PM: Here’s how the crowd at Dodger Stadium found out that Vin Scully was returning to the Dodgers broadcast booth next season. The video was shown on the big screen during a break between innings. Last night’s story is below:

PREVIOUSLY, July 29, 9:16PM: The crowd at Dodger Stadium gave their Hall of Fame announcer a standing ovation when the team revealed during tonight’s game that he’ll be back in the booth next season. Vin Scully will return to announce Dodger games for a 66th season, more than any other broadcaster with a single team. The announcement was flashed on the scoreboard during the second inning. “Naturally there will come a time, when I will have to say goodbye” Scully, 86, said in a statement, “but I’ve soul-searched, and this is not the time.” The timing is good for Time Warner Cable, which could use a shot of positive PR right now. Earlier today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blamed the cable net for the impasse that is keeping most of Los Angeles-area pay TV customers from seeing the Dodgers — whose local TV rights are controlled by TWC’s SportsNet LA. Right after the announcement, TWC sent out a press release touting a postgame interview with Scully that will be available exclusively on — you guessed it — SportsNet LA.

Dodger Blew
2 months
Too bad 70% of LA can't hear him. Thanks, Dodgers! Thanks, TWC!
Bill
2 months
This is great news - Scully is still the best in the game. Maybe there will even...
Anonymous
2 months
Finally some good news we can all agree on!!! Love the Vin!!!!

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