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More Californians Should Retire Like Vin Scully

We'd All Be Better Off If Older Workers Said Long, Extended Goodbyes

Vin Scully works in his booth at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. cully will return to the broadcast booth to call Los Angeles Dodgers games next year for his 62nd season. The team said Sunday that the 82-year-old Hall-of-Famer will call all home games and road games against National League West opponents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

If only more Californians could retire like Vin.

Vin Scully, that is. The Hall of Fame announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers will call his last game this Sunday, October 2, a month shy of his 89th birthday. That retirement has touched off a national celebration of Scully’s announcing mastery, his storytelling methods, and his many contributions to baseball through 67 years with the Dodgers.

But what deserves even more attention—including from Californians who couldn’t care less about sports—is the smart, progressive way he planned his retirement.

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