Called this Boston T-off party two months ago.
Will say it again: Scioscia won't go extra innings in Anaheim. Time for him to return to his old position: home in Dodger blue.
From Aug. 20:
Bring Back Mike: When Little leaves, the Dodgers will bring back the man they should have hired in 1999: Mike Scioscia. He'll be available when his Angels don't reach the World Series--Rally Rat or no.
Scioscia has been terrific since he landed in Anaheim in 2000. With him providing the fiber, the Angels are producing the finest era in team history.
Still, Scioscia stands for Dodgers. He caught for them from 1980 to 1992, helping them to two world titles. He coached their minor league catchers two seasons, then in 1998-99 was their bench coach at Dodger Stadium--near where he lives today.
And like the Dodgers, the Angels don't have the lumber to make it far enough. As popular as Scioscia is in Anaheim, fans will let him feel their frustration of failing to win it all. which he did in 2002.
So get ready for Iron Mike moving his office up the highway and making the Dodgers win at once in 2008.