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Vin Scully makes social media debut at age of 92: ‘It’s nice to be welcomed’

Vin Scully is one of the most beloved, iconic and transcendent personalities in the history of Major League Baseball, and the iconic Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster made his social media debut this week a delightful and fittingly humble one.

At 92 years of age, Scully issued his first tweet Wednesday. In a video message, Scully — who served as the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play man from 1950 until his retirement in 2016 — made it clear he hopes his social media experience is a pleasant, enriching one.

“Hi everybody! This is Vin, making his debut on social media,” Scully said. “It’s nice to be welcomed, and I’m delighted to see if I can serve you in any way, shape or form. We might chat about a famous date in baseball, or a player or a team – but hopefully, nothing controversial. This is strictly a meeting of friends having some fun talking about our favorite subject. So, pull up a chair and be ready to join me in the very near future, as we start our careers together on social media.”

If there’s one person who can somehow avoid the overwhelming acrimony, pettiness and vitriol inherent to today’s social media climate, it’s Vin Scully.

Simply stated, woe to anyone who would dare troll the legendary baseball man. It’s safe to say his loyal followers, who already amount to nearly 47,000 as of Wednesday afternoon and growing exponentially by the minute, will quickly come to the icon’s defense.

It also merits noting that Scully also has recently created an account on Instagram, and a YouTube page is said to be in the works, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. An official website as well as a Facebook page is set to launch in October, per the Los Angeles Times.

“I was a fan before I was a broadcaster, and I want to see and hear and engage with people,” Scully said last week.