Mike Scioscia making it count

Despite a bevy of obstacles, Angels' manager is pulling off one of his best efforts

Updated: September 15, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- One of the best quotes of this baseball season came from Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson the other day when somebody asked him about his thoughts on winning the manager of the year award.

"Our goals are on our team and I could give two [expletive] about whether I'm manager of the year," Gibson told Arizona reporters. "Honestly."

Gibson's former teammate has similar feelings. Mike Scioscia is a two-time American League Manager of the Year and, in some respects, ...

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