Bold moves could be L.A.'s calling card

Updated: July 4, 2011, 1:19 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- In the best of times and the best of lights, it became their identity, the style and the substance that made Mike Scioscia's Los Angeles Angels different and daring.

"Small ball," they called it, derisively from some corners, because in an era of chemically enhanced slugging, Scioscia's brand of baseball did appear small and anachronistic. The kind of baseball a team was forced to play when the farm system or free agency didn't produce enough pop, or happened to have a stubborn ...

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