The Angel season has been over for nearly 48 hours now and we still don't know who, if anyone, Arte Moreno is going to fire in the wake of the bitterly disappointing 2013 season. Reporters have tried and failed to get to the bottom of the question on everyone's mind: will Scioscia and/or Dipoto get fired?
Now, I am no reporter, nor would I ever try to be one. However, I would like to be a psychologist. Mind you, I have no formal training in that field, but I did take a few courses in college and I went to a pretty good college, you guys. Sure, my day job is a very nerdy tech job that has absolutely nothing with the study of the mind, but it has always been an interest of mine. Not to toot my own horn, but I think as far as amateur psychology goes, I'm pretty awesome. I know that I am because I totally predicted who the murderer was on an episode of The Mentalist once. Wait, was it The Mentalist or was it The Closer? Actually, I think it was Criminal Minds. That's a real show, right? I can't remember. It doesn't matter. The point is I am going to get all up inside the head of Arte Moreno, Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Just to let you know how seriously I am taking this task, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night specifically to up my acumen for this exercise.
We haven't gotten much evidence about who is getting fired since the big story broke in the news several months ago. The rumor mill has all but dried up. What we have gotten no shortage of in the last few weeks is Mike Scioscia talking about his future. In an interview just a week or two ago, Mike Scioscia made it clear that he is "committed" to managing the Angels in 2014. He even went so far to say it wasn't an issue to him.
I mean, wow, that is some heavy stuff. It is just dripping with confidence which, in my professional opinion (EDITOR'S NOTE: the opinion is not professional at all), that leads me to believe he knows something we don't know. Why else would he be so confident? And why would he doubt him? He literally said he was confident.