Vin Scully to scale back workload this season

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vin Scully will no longer be calling Los Angeles Dodgers games in Colorado this season as the revered announcer scales back his workload entering his 63rd season with the team.

The 84-year-old Hall of Famer will broadcast all home and road games the Dodgers play in California and Arizona, which adds up to more than 100 games, the team said Saturday in a release of its 2012 broadcast schedule.

Scully calls all nine innings of the team's television broadcasts, while the first three innings of his games are simulcast on the radio. He works alone on the air and long ago reduced his travel schedule to avoid calling games east of the Rockies.

Scully's years of service with the Dodgers make him the longest tenured broadcaster in sports history.