More Californians Should Retire Like Vin Scully

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

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.

In this country, retirements are often …

Married at Home Plate and Missing the Dodgers

Like 70 Percent of Southern Californians, I’m Being Denied My Dodger Telecasts. I’m Taking It Personally.

Newly engaged, I was on a plane to baseball spring training when I picked up my very first bridal magazine. Inside, I came across the news (to me) that Dodger …

Five Urgent Vin Scully Succession Plans

L.A. Must Prepare For Life After the Voice of the Dodgers, Before It’s Too Late


To: The People of Los Angeles
From: The Future
Re: Urgent Need to Deal with Vin Scully Succession

I, The Future, do not typically communicate via memo. But as a Los …