10:34 AM ET 05.19 | Never in Mike Scioscia's 13 years had one of his coaches left involuntarily - until this week, that is. Hitting instructor Mickey Hatcher, another of Scioscia's original coaches, was fired by General Manager Jerry Dipoto. "Your initial reaction is surprise," Bud Black said. "But, as long as you're in this game, you realize anything can happen." That a first-year general manager had overruled baseball's longest-tenured manager raised the question of whether Scioscia's job security could become tenuous. Black speaks with Scioscia regularly and said he remains enthusiastic about his job. Black said he does not envision Scioscia in another uniform and said he expects him to remain the Angels' manager long after this emotional week is over.