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Mount Rushmore of baseball skippers? Scioscia talks Hall of Fame inductions

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It's almost the Mount Rushmore of baseball managers. The trio of managers that were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sunday morning were first-ballot legends that Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia felt could very well be immortalized in granite on a mountain somewhere. What made Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre so successful...
Via Fox Sports West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scioscia sees similarities between Trout, Cabrera

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Batting third for the Detroit Tigers: First baseman, No. 24, Miguel Cabrera. Angels fans can get used to hearing that over the course of the next four days. One of the games' most feared hitters, Cabrera and the Tigers are in town for a four-game series with the Angels. As Angles skipper Mike Scioscia looks over the Tigers lineup, he sees a guy in Cabrera who...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle Mariners in 16 innings

The Angels on Friday entered their first action since the all-star break having won five consecutive games, 10 of 11 and 12 of 14. Often a manager doesn’t want a rest during such a run. But Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said the four days off were welcome. “It’s a good thing,” Scioscia said ahead of his team’s series-opener with the Seattle Mariners. “Our guys needed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Mike Petriello Digests the Aiken Situation

Episode 463 Mike Petriello is the founder of Dodgers Digest (née Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness) and a contributor to FanGraphs. He’s also the guest on this edition of the podcast, during which he summarizes the Brady Aiken situation from start to (nearly) finish. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You can […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 16: Sacrifice bunting can be hazardous to your health

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that he is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which he went wrong (or was at least perceived to be...
Via Monkey with a Halo
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Says Mike Scioscia Making Him Sit Out Of Home Run Derby

  Confused as to why arguably the best player in Major League Baseball isn’t in the Home Run Derby despite blasting 22 homers this year? The answer is simple: Blame Mike Scioscia. For those who were quick to lay the blame all in Trout’s court, hear the man out. Trout informed the masses on his seemingly inexplicable absence, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. According...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia did not want Mike Trout doing Home Run Derby

Mike Trout was hearing it from many of his fellow All-Stars on Monday in Minnesota about not being a part of the Home Run Derby, and the guy had to pass the buck onto his manager. Trout is one of the biggest stars in the game and, with 22 home runs on the season (fourth […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

An act of friendship

By Joe McDonnell, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter - On June 11th, Angels' manager Mike Scioscia was sitting in his office about an hour before game time, writing out what I thought was the lineup for that night's game."Any changes?" I asked, He looked up at me with a puzzled look on his face, before he could reply I said "that is the lineup you're writing...
Via Angelswin
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia reflects on former teammate Bob Welch

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Scioscia and Bob Welch spent a lot of time together while they were in the Dodgers organization. The relationship continued through the years. Scioscia was especially saddened to hear of Welch's passing on Tuesday. "Welch is a special guy and we lost a really good friend," Scioscia said. "I'm sure I'm speaking for a lot of people...
Via Fox Sports West
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels, Cubs trade sons of Mike Scioscia and Wayne Gretzky

If your last name is Gretzky or Scioscia in Los Angeles, sports fans will recount days of hockey and baseball greatness in Tinsel Town in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  In addition to Lakers Show Time success, there were good hockey and baseball in town and many remember Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings, NHL Western Conference Champions 1993) and Mike Scioscia (Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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