Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/12

The Dodgers honored Vin Scully with a bobblehead giveaway on Thursday night, and the heavens honored Scully in a way he deserves: with a beautiful rainbow. The Dodgers shared the amazing photo you see above from their Twitter account on Thursday, the night the Hall of Famer was honored.

The team had been trying to do a Vin Scully bobblehead giveaway for years, but the veteran broadcaster wouldn’t agree to it. He finally relented because it’s Dodger Stadium’s 50th anniversary. The bobblehead apparently was a big hit among his family.

“They think it’s hysterical really,” Scully told the LA Times’ Helene Elliott. “There’s no honor in your home. But they will all have to to remember grandpa, if nothing else.”

Scully also had a unique first pitch that fit in perfectly with his thoughtful and classy style. Rather than throw the ball to manager Don Mattingly, he involved 15 of his 16 grandchildren:

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And to think Scully once considered the Yankees announcing job. There are several generations of Dodgers fans whose lives wouldn’t have been the same otherwise. I’m glad he finally let the team honor him with a bobblehead.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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