LA City Council agrees to rename Dodger Stadium road 'Vin Scully Avenue'

The drive to Dodger Stadium got cooler Friday when the Los Angeles City Council unanimously agreed to rename the park's entry road after iconic broadcaster Vin Scully.Elysian Park Avenue will be known as Vin Scully Avenue pending a 30-day public feedback period and a final approval from the council. Both are formalities, meaning the change is essentially done. MORE: Classic photos of Vin Scully | Why Vin Scully is baseball's Forrest GumpWith its approval of the change, the council took time to heap praise upon Scully, who has called Dodgers games for 66 seasons and plans to retire after the 2016 campaign. "This is a few decades overdue," Councilman Paul Krekorian said, according to .com.Councilman Paul Koretz said Scully's voice had served as a backdrop to "my entire life.""Naming a street is great," he said, "but I'd be OK if we named the whole city after him."Nearly two dozen current and former Dodgers were on hand for the vote, including manager Dave Roberts, current ace Clayton Kershaw, and former stars Ron Cey, Eric Karros and Maury Wills. Scully, who has previously been uncomfortable with such tributes, said he was "overwhelmed" by the honor."I was raised

in the streets of New York and to have a street named after me in Los Angeles is almost too much to comprehend," he said, according to .com. "A path to Dodger Stadium is a pathway to my heart."