One of baseball's most impressive streaks came to an end Sunday night.
Scioscia never had managed in the major leagues when the
So when Scioscia assembled his coaching staff, history suggested that it would be far more likely that he would be fired without winning anything than that he would plant a managerial tree.
In his third season, in 2002, the upstart Angels won the
Black was hired by his hometown San Diego Padres the following year.
The pinnacle of the group's success -- beyond the Angels' 2002 championship -- came last winter. Maddon, who won beyond anyone's imagination except his own in Tampa Bay, parlayed his triumphs into a five-year, $25-million contract to manage the Chicago Cubs.
The Brewers fired Roenicke on Sunday night, and they are expected to announce Craig Counsell as his successor Monday morning. Scioscia, Maddon and Black remain on the job.