Mike Scioscia showing once again he’s a class act, spends almost two hours at South Hills

You know what’s great about this news, I didn’t hear about it until today. I didn’t hear a word from from the Angels or South Hills promoting the fact that Angels manager Mike Scioscia visited South Hills last week for an impromptu coaching lesson that was set up by former Mt. SAC coaching legend Art Mazmanian, who has been helping Huskies coach Kevin Smith in recent years. Scioscia was there to work with junior catcher C.J. Saylor, one of the best age-group catchers in the country. He worked with Saylor for about 45 minutes, then when sixth period began and the rest of the team started crowding around Scioscia asked Smith if he could speak to the rest of the team, and continued on for another 45 minutes. That’s my kind of guy.


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  • Trojan Man

    Fred,
    Coach Smith goes to the same 7-11 as me in the morning & ALWAYS is a POSITIVE GUY, ALWAYS saying hello & giving to the homeless man that is there EVERYDAY . The young men @ South Hills HS should be thankful to play for that type of Coach & The South Hills Community should KNOW ALREADY !

    FIGHT ON HUSKIES !!!
    TM

  • AJ

    Even as an Angel hater, I have to respect and admire Mike Scioscia, such a great manager and person to be around him. I wish we had him as my White Sox Manager.

  • Jackboy

    Nothing new for Mike Scioscia, he’s always been a class act.

  • sweet

    Good Stuff

  • kh

    mike looks in better shape then the kid standing on mikes shoes,
    art ,you should know better then to let the players stand on the brasses toes…
    go bearcats.

  • always got something to say

    hey KH those are the 2 boys who beat your dream team back in 09 so go ahead and keep talking your crap, they are wearing the rings — and by the way Ty is almost 200 pounds of solid muscle so next time you see him, shake his hand, he also has a big heart for little guys like yourself.

  • Here we go again

    OMG He’s back!!!! Here’s Ken….turning something positive into the negative like he usually does. Talking crap about a baseball player. By the way “the kid standing on Mike’s shoes” is a kick ass baseball player who is in great shape and so is the the kid on Mike’s right. Ty and CJ are two of the best players around. Too bad you gotta make smart ass remarks about any of the baseball players. Must be good to be you!!!!! I am sure you will have plenty to say about everything baseball cause you know all and all work and no play makes kh a dull boy. Good luck to all the teams and Go Huskies…..and ditto to what “always got something to say said”…

  • SaintsR4real

    That Scioscia for you, always finding a way to give back to the community.

    Funny, my son turned 20 years young today and the last time he saw Mike in person, he was taking a picture with him at a W. Covina Mall event. That was 19 years ago.

    Merry Christmas Mr Scioscia!!

  • kh

    come on.
    if i dont fire up the blog its boring,
    iam 6-1 212 lbs,not alitle guy.with 16 in”
    cannons,so easy on am a little guy .
    look is he or not standing on a manager league managers shoes.
    seen kid many times,has some good baseball skills,going to sdst like all the other early kids that sign,i am happy for all young and up coming athletes,
    are you living in the year 2009,
    what about last season,/////???????
    how about this season,thats all that counts,
    mike s dose many great things for baseball,when it comes to catchers,hes the man,hands down,your players are just what they are players,,good luck and learn not to step on toes.

  • kh

    come on.
    if i dont fire up the blog its boring,
    iam 6-1 212 lbs,not alitle guy.with 16 in”
    cannons,so easy on am a little guy .
    look is he or not standing on a manager league managers shoes.
    seen kid many times,has some good baseball skills,going to sdst like all the other early kids that sign,i am happy for all young and up coming athletes,
    are you living in the year 2009,
    what about last season,/////???????
    how about this season,thats all that counts,
    mike s dose many great things for baseball,when it comes to catchers,hes the man,hands down,your players are just what they are players,,good luck and learn not to step on toes.

  • Old guy1

    Hey KH – aren’t you the father of the bridesmaid the last 2 seasons? Good luck on the trifeccta if you get there!
    Peace Out Homey

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  • SH Insider

    Fred, Why did you delete my previous post? I believe the followers of this blog have a right to know the whole story, not just Mr. Saylors version! So, here it goes again. Coach Mazmanian asked longtime friend Mike Scioscia to come by and talk to the entire South Hills Baseball program. Mr. Scioscia also spoke to a few individuals, as they were working on infield and outfield drills (2nd baseman Danny Sheehan, Shortstop Richard Rollice, 3rd Baseman Ty France, Centerfielder Dominic Martinez and Catcher CJ Saylor). So, should the parents of these players contact the Tribune with pictures and a story claim that their son received an impromptu coaching lesson by Mr. Scioscia? Of course not! But instead of Mr. Saylor telling the Tribune that Mr. Scioscia was there to talk to and mentor the entire baseball program, he decide to take this opportunity gain notority for his son. This is the same father that continues to refer to the 2009 victory over Bonita, making the ridicules claim that the game was won by 2 freshmen. This father knows enough about baseball to know that it is a team sport that takes 9 to field a team. That 2009 team was an exceptional group that included Derek Klena, Christian Ibarra, Cody Doyle, Dakota Behr, and freshman standout Ty France just to name a few. So, again Fred do not delete this post the readers/followers of this blog have the right to know that there is more than one player on this team!

  • It’s ok

    SH Insider relax.
    Regardless if he sent this story to the Tribune or not, Mr. Saylor does not need to gain notoriety for his son, CJ’s talent speaks for itself. He’s a fan of all the players and if you really are an insider you’d know that.
    You are right that he knows baseball is a team sport which is why it’s crazy to think he made the comment about the 2-Freshmen who beat Bonita–a comment that was made as a stab back at a poster who just talked negatively about a player.
    Again, relax, it’s a great story about a great MLB Manager who took time out of day to speak to these fine boys.

  • kh

    hey jackboy, I heard Babe Ruth and the whole 1929 N.Y. yankees team giving a free clinit.
    i heard MR. H who played on the jrojans world serie team lined it up/
    please dont let your or k.h son step on any toes…
    those guys dont play the toe jam game,it would be a free shot on tyhe shoe,with a big wade of redman,wrapped with bubble gum.

  • sweaters

    South Hills is lucky to have Coach Smith—he does a great job. I hope he will consider coaching other sports like soccer next year.

  • so cal baseball

    i just hope cj DOESNT grow up to be like his father.