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Angels' Mike Scioscia is keeper of legacy as MLB chips at block rule
Angels' Mike Scioscia is keeper of legacy as MLB chips at block rule

TEMPE, Ariz. — The keepers of the gate for the Angels, the catching crew, play for the ultimate keeper of the gate. All it takes to establish Manager Mike Scioscia is just that are Internet replays of his home-plate blocking when he was a catcher for the Dodgers. His collisions are legendary. So are his survivals. In one, Scioscia holds onto the ball for the out despite a huge hit. No less than Vin Scully intones, "I have never in my life seen a catcher block the plate like Mike Scioscia." Scioscia was asked here the other day whether he ever had concussions. "Sure, I had some," he said. "Jack Clark [of the Cardinals] knocked me out in 1985." ...

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