I know that I wrote about Vin Scully on last week’s post, but I wanted to write about the Vin Scull Press Box this week. The name of the press box may seem familiar to you, but there are some facts about the booth that you may not know.
- Vin Scully did not do the play-by-play in the Vin Scully Press Box. Instead, the Vin Scully Press Box is where the official scorer, statistician, the media, and other sit.
- Vin Scully initially refused to allow the Dodgers to change the Dodgers Press Box to the Vin Scully Press Box. He said, “I am a member of the press, I must be unbiased.” The Dodgers finally convinced him that after being the Dodgers announcer for 55+ years (he retired after 67), that everyone knew he’s a Dodger fan.
If you ever visit the Vin Scully Press Box, which would likely be on a Tour of Dodger Stadium, I went on the Clubhouse Tour and wrote about it here, you will likely notice a few things about the press box. First of all, it is very large, much to large for one play-by-play announcer, and it is full of tables and chairs. Another thing you will quickly notice, is that there is nowhere in the booth that you can stand and be directly behind home plate. The picture on the right shows what I am talking about. That special spot is the one where Vin Scully sat for the Dodger home games. It is located on the opposite side of the wall on the left of the Press Box. The Vin Scully Press Box has a great view, and there are many other things about it, but I will save that for another post. You can also hear these stories if you take a tour of Dodger Stadium, I would highly recommend it.