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Vin Scully to reduce schedule in 2015

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will return for a 66th season in 2015, but will work a reduced schedule, he told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Scully currently calls home games plus road games in Anaheim, San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona, but told Shaikin in 2015 many early-season NL West road games will be cut out of his schedule, by Scully's choice.

The Dodgers could play a total of 29 games in Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco next season. Scully said he anticipated calling some of those games late in the season, assuming the Dodgers are in contention.

"I won’t just go to go," he said. "I would probably wait until the season unravels a little bit, rather than just go early in the year somewhere. They ought to be in another pennant race. It’s more fun."

Through the end of 2014, Scully is scheduled to have called a total of 105 regular season games.

Scully, who turns 87 in November, announced his return for the 2015 season on July 29. On Aug. 24, Scully hinted a reduced schedule for next year in an interview with Seth Everett on WOR 710 radio.

"I've cut out the road pretty much," Scully told Everett. "At least now, from next year I'll be doing home games."

A Dodgers spokesman at the time said Scully's schedule was still in flux.

As expected, Scully told Shaikin he would travel to any postseason games played by the Dodgers this season, to call games on radio.