LOS ANGELES — Wednesday and Thursday are arguably the two darkest days on the sports calendar every year, the void after the All-Star Game and before MLB resumes play again on Friday.
But there is one bright spot on Wednesday, at least. Legendary former Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will receive the Icon Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
The award, which originated in 2015, is “given to individuals whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world.” Previous recipients are Derek Jeter in 2015, and the trio of Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, and Abby Wambach in 2016.
We haven’t seen much of Scully in the public eye this season, his first year of retirement after a record 67 years of calling Dodgers games. He was at Dodger Stadium on May 3 for his induction into the Dodgers ring of honor, and was also at the stadium on Apr. 15 when the Jackie Robinson statue was unveiled.
Longtime Dodgers fan Bryan Cranston will present the Icon Award to Scully during the show.
The ESPYs air at 5 p.m. PT on ABC.