Is it bad for me to look at last night’s score (Angels 8, Dodgers 3) and not be annoyed with the result?
Considering how absurd the Dodgers have become, and how classy the Angels are, I find myself almost rooting for the Halos.
I can’t emphasize enough how much respect I have for Angels manager Mike Scioscia, a former Dodgers catcher and a member of the 1981 and 1988 World Series champion teams.
I look around the majors and find myself cheering for various Dodger-connected coaches and players. Ron Roenicke has the Brewers rolling. Randy Wolf is pitching great for the Brew Crew. Tampa Bay’s Joe Maddon cut his teeth under Scioscia and is the second-best manager in the game (behind Scioscia). Adrian Beltre is having a nice season with Texas.
Someday the Dodgers will be great again. Until then, I will live vicariously through Scioscia, Roenicke and others.