Out of nowhere, a monument fell.
One moment, Vin Scully was walking down his driveway to check on the mail. The next moment, he was lying face down on the pavement.
The unbreakable icon had collapsed, the eternal voice silenced. He awoke in the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, chipped tooth, three fractured ribs and a realization.
“It was like, ‘Hey, you’ve had a good life, but be ready pal, it’s just around the corner,'” said Scully, 92.
That was four months ago. The reasons for the fall were never determined. He hasn’t left his San Fernando Valley home since. He hasn’t even ventured back to that mailbox. His life now includes a walker,