I like Mike Scioscia. Always have; ever since he was catching for Tommy Lasorda and the LA Dodgers he's been one of those guys that as a baseball fan you can't help but like.
Talented and smart, he's gone from being one of the best catchers in the game to one of the best managers. Granted, as a Red Sox fan I've always hated having to watch my team play his; dude steals, bunts, hits and runs, and generally pisses you off more than anyone this side of Billy Martin.
But a guy who will go toe to toe with a legend like Frank Robinson, suspend one of his best hitters for insubordination RIGHT BEFORE the playoffs, and still looks like he could go out and catch 3 innings when you absolutely, positively HAD to have it?
Dude is OK in my book.
Hopefully some enterprising Angel employee has already contacted Kevin Millar and has hired him to travel with the team for the next 2 games for the sole purpose to holler out "Don't let us win tonight!" every 15 minutes for the next two weeks, 'cause I've got a feeling the Angels, currently winning 4-0 in the top of the 7th in Game 5 are gonna make this thing interesting.
EDITORS NOTE: Scioscia just lifted Lackey for Oliver and it's now 4-4. I take back my previous post; he's a dink.
EDITORS NOTE PART 2: Angels back in front, 7-6 in the bottom of the 7th. Dinkage level of Scioscia now in question.
On the 97th anniversary of his birth.
16 hours ago