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08:11 AM ET 05.18 | Albert Pujols has some harkening back to the Mo Vaughn era, which is not a good thing in Anaheim. This could be 1999 all over again. By the time the debacle of Vaughn's debut season was over, the players had staged a mutiny and the ownership had cleaned house. The Angels hired Mike Scioscia the next year, the start of the most successful run in franchise history. However, after Tuesday's firing of his close friend and hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, you wonder if that run might be coming to an end. Angels owner Arte Moreno cleaned house in the front office last winter. Scioscia remained, but the big chill between him and new General Manager Jerry Dipoto might make coexistence a tenuous proposition.

The Los Angeles Times

Mike Scioscia, Getty Images Mike Scioscia, Getty Images
May 18, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Pujols is heating up.

May 18, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pujols is heating up.

You're everywhere this morning.

May 18, 2012  08:40 AM ET

The line will snake are the block for Scioscia.

May 18, 2012  08:40 AM ET

around

May 18, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Unfortunately, unless you are a Twinkie, everything has a finite shelf life.

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May 18, 2012  09:04 AM ET

....once tony takes over and brings back dave duncan, the angels will take advantage of a ranger collapse down the stretch, and make the wild card....going on to win the world serious....and then tony will sacrifice yet another chicken......and get another wig....

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May 18, 2012  09:10 AM ET

yeah...I don't see this boding well for Mike ......Scioscia and Hatcher were like"Mutt and Jeff"...you know Scioscia is pissed at Hatcher being fired.....I hate to say this but ....StupidMoron might have a point about LaRussa......this might wind up be a coup.....

May 18, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

yeah...I don't see this boding well for Mike ......Scioscia and Hatcher were like"Mutt and Jeff"...you know Scioscia is pissed at Hatcher being fired.....I hate to say this but ....StupidMoron might have a point about LaRussa......this might wind up be a coup.....

**this may wind up being a coup**

May 18, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Wasn't there a story a couple of weeks ago, that the Angels wanted to move back to LA to compete with the Dodgers???? That story sure got hushed in a hurry, huh??? LOL.

May 18, 2012  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Unfortunately, unless you are a Twinkie, everything has a finite shelf life.

I don't know.... Mauer looks done...

May 18, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

....once tony takes over and brings back dave duncan, the angels will take advantage of a ranger collapse down the stretch, and make the wild card....going on to win the world serious....and then tony will sacrifice yet another chicken......and get another wig....

Duncan is on leave - he's still under contract with the Cards - his wife's health is uppermost in his mind

Loser

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May 18, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

well.....

Well played.

May 18, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

well.....

That looks delicious.

May 18, 2012  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

....once tony takes over and brings back dave duncan, the angels will take advantage of a ranger collapse down the stretch, and make the wild card....going on to win the world serious....and then tony will sacrifice yet another chicken......and get another wig....

Do you use one of those headsets that type on the screen what you say into it?

May 18, 2012  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That looks delicious.

All I can think of is Slinky in a bathtub full of them.

 
May 18, 2012  09:29 AM ET

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