Vin Scully really does enjoy his down time. He’s a regular guy that way, it’s just that his schedule is typically demanding even in the off-season, though maybe never more than this one.

In the last 30 days, he was honored as grand marshal of the Rose Parade, announced it was “time for NHL hockey” before to the Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium, presented Spanish-language broadcaster Jamie Jarrin with a lifetime achievement award and received two awards at a broadcasters luncheon, where he also presented one to Peter O’Malley.

And he’s going to stay busy. Scully, who normally only makes road games to cities in the West, said he will broadcast the Dodgers’ two games in Sydney, Australia, to open the season March 22 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“They asked me to go because they’re the first games to be broadcast by Time Warner,” Scully said. “So I said, `Sure, I’ll go.’ ”

Scully said he would be in Phoenix Feb. 25 when the Dodgers’ regional sports network makes its debut and then broadcast the first spring games the next two days. He said he would return for one game against the San Francisco Giants on March 9 and return one week later for the final game in Phoenix, March16 against the Colorado Rockies before the team takes off for Sydney.

The Dodgers then return home to play an exhibition Freeway Series against the Angels, and Scully will broadcast the games March 27-28 at Dodger Stadium. That’s a lot of work and travel for the 86-year-old broadcaster.