The Yankees beat the Angels in six games in this year’s ALCS, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia is apparently already thinking about a rematch. Scioscia spoke at a fundraiser recently, according to the Orange County Register, and spent most of the luncheon telling stories from his playing days. When asked about the Yankees, though, he said, “I don’t care if the Yankees go out and spend $350 million next year, we’re going to beat them because we have the team.”
Before you go nuts about the money aspect of it, Scioscia apparently said earlier that payroll had nothing to do with the Yankees winning; he was just being (very) confident in his team. Either way, baseball could certainly do a lot worse than having the Yankees and Angels play another ALCS next year that turns out like this past one. Those were some great games.