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Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 15: Catching up

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

An act of friendship

By Joe McDonnell, 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sweep Rangers with help of new MLB rule

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In his playing days, Angels manager Mike Scioscia earned a reputation as a fearless catcher who never hesitated to block the plate when it was necessary, regardless of the risks. Tagging out a base runner -- and sometimes paying the price with a collision -- is among the most exciting plays in baseball. But it no longer exists. An experimental rule, known as 7...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia high on Kevin Jepsen

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels bullpen, for better or for worse, has been a storyline all season long. Is there too much attention being paid to the bullpen? "No," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said in a matter-of-fact tone. "I think bullpen's a critical component of a winning club. I think it's evolving and I think some of our stumbles can be attributed to a...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Scioscia explains closer choice, tons of Angels trade rumors

The June 20th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including ??? and much more… The Story: Mike Scioscia explains his mind-boggling decision to have Cam Bedrosian close the game on Thursday. The Monkey Says: I’ll get into this more in what should be an epic Second-Guessing Scioscia later today, but this reeks of Scioscia “playing his gut.” This was an...
Via Monkey with a Halo
23 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

Mike Scioscia challenge key in Angels' 6-4 win over Cleveland

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There has been plenty of debate about MLB's decision to expand instant replay this season -- some in favor, while some love the human element of the game too much to allow replay to play a part. If you're on the side of being in favor of instant replay, Tuesday night at Angel Stadium provided a reason to keep the party going. The fifth inning provided a...
Via Fox Sports West
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia, Angels face tough decisions as final cuts loom

LOS ANGELES -- The final cuts are always the toughest. Some time in the next couple of days, Angels manager Mike Scioscia will have to decide on a final 25-man roster for the start of the regular season. It's not going to be easy. The Angels are enjoying a very excellent spring, but it means difficult choices, which Scioscia conceded Thursday night after a 7-5 win over the Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports West
March 28, 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

So why do the Angels suck?

Over the weekend, various reports have emerged suggesting that the Angels are likely to fire either GM Jerry DiPoto or longtime manager Mike Scioscia in the wake of their disastrous 2013 season. While Scioscia denies that there is an abnormal rift between the field staff and the front office, there’s enough smoke here to believe […]
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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