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Dodgers to have promotion for Angels manager

Posted on: December 15, 2011 6:37 pm
By Matt Snyder

The Dodgers are going to be handing out bobbleheads of the opposing manager -- in Dodgers garb -- on June 12. The Angels will be in Dodgers stadium for their annual interleague series there, and the Dodgers giveaway is a bobblehead doll of former catcher/Angels current manager Mike Scioscia. Obviously there's nothing wrong with honoring a Dodgers great, it's just really rare that it is happening when he's guiding the enemy on that particular day.

(And, yes, it's a slow news day. You don't have to ask in the comments section, I'll confirm it here.)

Scioscia, 53, was a two-time All-Star in his 13-year Dodgers career. He never played for another big-league club and is the franchise's all-time leader in games behind the plate (1,394). He was the starting catcher for the 1981 and 1988 World Series championship teams as well.

The Scioscia bobblehead is part of a promotion called the Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series. It includes bobbleheads "of the most unforgettable Dodgers in Dodger Stadium history." The others: Maury Wills, Don Drysdale, Orel Hershisher, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, Ron Cey, Tommy Lasorda, Walter Alston, Fernando Valenzuela and Sandy Koufax.

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Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:42 pm

Dodgers to have promotion for Angels manager

He can not get out of his "cookie cutter" way of handling the bullpen pitchers. He used the same pitchers the same way in the same innings.  He does not look at match ups between batters and pitchers.  He forced Napoli out because he was not being selective at the plate, then Napoli has a tremendous year with the Rangers and would have been WS MVP had they won! Send him back to the Dodgers if he is so wonderful.  I am sure he is wearing a "Think Blue" t-shirt under his Angel uniform.

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:20 am

Dodgers to have promotion for Angels manager

He did better than expected with the tools he had to work with. Being 10 games out those seasons should be pinned on the GM, not the manager.

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:54 am

Dodgers to have promotion for Angels manager

He is not that great a manager, he has had the Angels finish 10 games out of first place the last two years in a four team division.

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 9:26 am

Dodgers to have promotion for Angels manager

Nice treibute. He is a very good manager.

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