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Monday, October 01, 2018

Angels were fortunate to have Mike Scioscia as manager

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The job is measured in spittle flung, in neck veins raised, in values perceived and real, in pounds of data and a moment or two of dumb luck. It’s a daily test of IQ, of patience, of emotional stability, of popularity, and of propensities for dumb luck. The job requires one to be underestimated if not – and possibly – despised, except in victory, and then the job is to be forgotten.

At the end, they add it all up. Sometimes it makes for a day. Sometimes, for a season. Sometimes, for a career. Even a good portion of a lifetime.

When he leaves, those are the numbers a manager takes with him. They are held overhead or dragged behind, the difference between intellectual brilliance and a squirrel caught under a bumper. That’s the job, leading a lot of good men and probably a few slugs. The players are responsible for their parts in it while the manager (with some help from his bosses) stands beside the numbers, because while pitching wins and losses are on the outs as they do not reflect the efforts of a single man, managers cannot escape outcomes settled by 30 or 40 of them, because that’s the job when he’s done flinging spittle and raising neck veins.

Curious to see the various opinions on this subject here, especially given that we have an expert on the subject as a site regular.

 

QLE Posted: October 01, 2018 at 09:32 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, managers, mike scioscia

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mike Scioscia won’t return as Angels manager in 2019

Mike Scioscia, a fixture in the Angels dugout for nearly two decades and the manager who led the franchise to its only World Series championship in 2002, announced on Sunday that he is stepping down, ending his 19-year run as the team’s field boss.

The list of potential replacements for Scioscia is expected to include at least three in-house candidates hired by general manager Billy Eppler in the past three years—Eric Chavez and Brad Ausmus, who are special assistants to the GM, and current bench coach Josh Paul.

 

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 30, 2018 at 10:40 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, mike scioscia

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Angels’ Mike Scioscia says he wants to keep managing

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Scioscia says he would like to keep managing next year.

The longtime skipper of the Los Angeles Angels has been widely expected to step down after the regular season concludes this week. His comments to KLAA-AM radio Monday night suggested he is open to returning for a 20th season in the Angels’ dugout, or perhaps a managing job elsewhere in baseball.

When asked directly if he wanted to keep managing, Scioscia said: “I’d like to.”

Somewhere, Mike Trout is getting the vague feeling that someone is really invested in making sure his talents are wasted…..

 

QLE Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:12 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, manager, mike scioscia, not going away

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Report: Angels manager Mike Scioscia expected to step down at end of season

Scioscia is in the final year of a 10-year contract, and the decision to not seek a new contract is his alone, according to the report, which cited major league sources.

The 60-year-old Scioscia is in his 19th season at the helm of the Angels. They last made the playoffs in 2014 and last won a postseason series in 2009, but Scioscia’s Angels did win the World Series in seven games over the San Francisco Giants in 2002.

Scioscia isn’t retiring, he’s just not going to be back in Anaheim. 18th all-time in managerial wins. I’m not happy to see him go, but it’s completely necessary.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 05, 2018 at 04:22 AM | 70 comment(s)
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