According to KTLA, The legendary broadcaster joins the ranks of dozens who have served as the leader of the annual event in
Pasadena, ranging from Frank Sinatra to
Speaking at the announcement ceremony at the tournament’s
Orange Grove Boulevard
house in Pasadena,
Scully recalled riding in the parade on a Dodgers float, saying it reminded him
of the sound of the crowd he heard when listening to football games on the
radio as a boy.
“That turn, when you suddenly start going down
Colorado, it’s like
going through a canyon of people, not walls of stone. And the crowd begins to
roar at the floats, and there I am, once again, 8 years old, curled up under
the radio,” Scully said. “It’s a remarkable experience. I’m humbled over the
thought that I will experience it again as the grand marshal.”
Until its announcement, the name of the grand marshal is a secret closely guarded by the tradition-rich Tournament of Roses each year.
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