Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 10/27/13
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 27, 2002 THE DAY AFTER ANAHEIM -- Flash back for a moment to March 1, when the Angels played their Cactus League opener against the Seattle Mariners. Final score: Angels 15, Mariners 2. ''The offense we saw was a great sign,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game. ''It's only spring but it's a good start.'' Indeed. Nearly eight months since that first spring training game, the Angels are the World Series champions after outlasting the San Francisco Giants in seven games. One day after their Game 7 victory, the Angels rested. They played 178 games in the regular season and playoffs, going 110-68. Each and every game was just as important as the next, Scioscia and his players insisted throughout the season, and that philosophy worked. It worked when the Angels faced elimination in Game 6, trailing 3 games to 2 in the series and 5-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. And it worked again in...
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