The sweet, sweet voice of beloved, long-time Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has earned the man a star on the Walk of Fame, but it could also get a street near the stadium renamed for the sportscaster, who's heading into what's likely to be his final season giving the play-by-play. Eastsider LA says Councilmember Gil Cedillo's introduced a motion that would have Elysian Park Avenue renamed to Vin Scully Avenue.
The name change would only affect a couple blocks—stubby Elysian Park Avenue runs from Sunset Boulevard to Stadium Way, where the stadium's Sunset Gate entrance is located—but the motion argues it's a fitting tribute to the announcer, who's been with the Dodgers organization for 66 years. This strip of road has already been renamed once: it used to be called Chavez Ravine Road. (Chavez Ravine was the name of the community that was bulldozed to make way for Dodger Stadium, as well as a physical, still-extant canyon nearby.)
It's not a done deal yet, though. The motion has yet to be heard by the full LA City Council, but if they approve it, the next step would be for the Bureau of Engineering to start the name-changing process.
· Councilman wants to rename Elysian Park Avenue in honor of Vin Scully [ELA]
· The Vin Scully Map Guide to Los Angeles [Curbed LA]