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NL West: Vin Scully is awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Check out what’s going on in the National League West.

Obama Honors 21 Americans With Presidential Medal Of Freedom Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Hold onto your tear ducts everyone, it’s about to be damp in here. Everyone favorite baseball announcer and honorary grandpa, Vin Scully, was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. He was precious and humble as always, leading the orchestra in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” following the ceremonies.

Out of the 21 people honored yesterday, there were three members of the sporting world: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Vin.

Scully retired this past season after an incredible 66 years in the broadcasting business. Starting out with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Scully followed the team to Los Angeles when their location changed in 1958. With more grace and greatness far beyond the broadcasting booth, Scully with go down in our hearts and in history as the best sports announcer ever.

Here’s what else is going on in the National League West.

The Rockies and Carlos Gonzalez are both interested in a contract extension. That’s some valuable CarGo right there.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced their latest coaching additions under new sheriff in town Mike Hazen’s reign.

The mantra of this postseason for the Giants has been “build up the bullpen”. Which is all fine and dandy...but are we sure it’s the weakest part of the team?

The Padres have revealed their new uniforms and...well...I’d say that we a doozy but they’re actually the exact opposite of a doozy. Like, so un-doozy like if you need help getting to bed tonight you could just glance over them again.

Sean Rodriguez could be the next target for the Dodgers. They’ll have to battle the Pirates as well, who are considerably interested in keeping Rodriguez in Pittsburg.