Vin Scully to miss Dodgers' home opener due to a cold

Tuesday night is the Dodgers home opener for the 2012 season, and the game will not be called by legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Scully is suffering from a "severe cold" and was ordered by his doctor to skip the broadcast. Fortunately, reports indicate the illness is not serious (ESPN Los Angeles).

Scully, 84, is entering his 63rd season as a Dodgers broadcaster and the only other home opener he's missed was back in 1977, when he was a CBS Sports broadcaster for The Masters.

Scully has dialed back his assignments for the Dodgers in recent years, but he still usually works all the home games. He also made the trip to San Diego to cover the Dodgers' opening series against the Padres last week.

Probably the greatest broadcaster of all-time, Scully has been at the helm for some of the greatest moments in baseball history, such as Dan Larsen's perfect game in the World Series, Hank Aaron's 715th home run and Kirk Gibson's clutch home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

Get well soon, Vin.

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