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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scioscia familiar with Mattingly’s hot seat

And here I thought FOX was supposed to be a family type thingee…

If anyone can can sympathize with the plight of Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly, it’s his counterpart from 35 miles down the freeway, Angels leader Mike Scioscia.

“Nobody ever said it was going to be easy managing in the big leagues, especially in Los Angeles,” said Scioscia, who’s been the target of media and fan criticism after missing the playoffs for the past three years and getting off to rought starts the last two. “I’m sure Don came into this knowing that he’d face much more criticism than he did as a player, and that he’d just have to go out there every day and do his job and have his team ready to play.”

Scioscia should know.

He’s been on both sides of the debate; toast of the town after the Halos’ improbable and unexpected World Series win in 2002 and villain because he hasn’t been able to get his club back to the Fall Classic since then.

Donnie Baseball has said many times, though, that he’s not upset by the situation.

“Sure, I’d love an extension,” he added, “but that’s not the way [management] wants to do it right now. So, that’s the reality of where we are right now. There’s nothing for me to do but go out there and try to get the best performance out of my players every game. The rest will take care of itself.”

Repoz Posted: May 30, 2013 at 05:43 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. michaelplank has knowledgeable eyes Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:34 PM (#4456451)
The headline is a little... ambiguous.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4456466)
That hot seat would look luscious in a pink slip.
   3. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:02 AM (#4456704)
Scioscia isn't on the "hot seat", and by the way the Angels are starting to play the way that you would expect them to now based on their talent. Enough of this silliness.
   4. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 31, 2013 at 01:50 PM (#4456978)
Don't tell Yunel Escobar.

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