The catcher version of Mike Scioscia spent his entire 13-year-career as the backstop for the LA Dodgers while winning two World Series titles (1981, 1988) and making two All Star appearances (1989, 1990). So it’s no surprise the Dodgers would eventually honor Scioscia by giving away tiny statues of him with his head attached by a spring. The timing is a little odd though…
The Dodgers will celebrate Mike Scioscia’s contributions to the franchise with the fourth bobblehead in the Dodger Stadium Greats series scheduled during the club’s annual Interleague series with the Angels on June 12. Scioscia is Los Angeles’ all-time leader with 1,394 games played at catcher and won two World Series during his 13 seasons with the Dodgers from 1980-92. This is the first Dodger Stadium bobblehead for Scioscia.
Scioscia has been the skipper for the Angels since 2000 piling together a resume that includes a 2002 World Series title and two AL Manager of the Year awards (2002, 2009). Angels owner Arte Moreno has basically waged a war for Los Angeles after buying the team in 2003. But on June 12, the Dodgers will celebrate Scioscia when he brings Albert Pujols up the Freeway for the interleague rivalry.
For the Halo faithful making the trip, I wouldn’t go sticking that Scioscia bobblehead in your mouth just yet. I’m not entirely convinced this isn’t a ploy by the Dodgers to give Angels fans radiation poisoning.