If you are looking for an extra dose of Vin Scully to start off your new year -- and who isn't -- then be sure to tune in to Pasadena's Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014. The legendary broadcaster will join the Tournament of Roses as the Grand Marshal on Wednesday.
The annual New Year's Day event is a popular Southern California attraction, and draws around 700,000 attendees each year. The audience is bound to be full of Dodger fans who will go wild for Scully.
The 85-year old broadcaster has worked with the Dodgers for 63 years, and has solidified his status as a Los Angeles icon over that time. As the Grand Marshal he will be riding in a float during the Rose Parade and tossing the coin before the BCS Rose Bowl Game.
Scully talked about riding on the Dodgers' float in past parades, and expressed his excitement to be leading this year's event.
"That turn, when you suddenly start going down Colorado, it's like going through a canyon of people," Scully said.
At 85, nobody knows how many more public appearances Scully will be making in the future, so you have to take advantage of seeing him in any setting possible. We have to wait until spring to hear him call a baseball game, but between his @Dodgers takeover and the Tournament of Roses there has been some fun interactions with him this month.