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July 22, 2012

BP Unfiltered

Ask From Your Heart: Tales From a Big League Press Availability

by Sam Miller

You might know LA Times columnist T.J. Simers from such memorable pieces as T.J. Simers Goes After Marcus Thames For No Apparent Reason and, this weekend, T.J. Simers Humanizes Vernon Wells. Simers was at Angel Stadium today, and he wanted to ask Mike Scioscia something about the game against the Rangers. And this is how it went. 

Simers: Is this a big game?
Scioscia: In your heart, deep down in your heart, if you really care, I'll answer that.
Simers: I really care cause I have one more column before my vacation starts. So yes.
Scioscia: That's the reason why?
Simers: That's the only reason.
Scioscia: If you really care, if you really really care.
Simers: I really really care
Scioscia: With a straight face.
Simers: /inaudible
Scioscia: I don't believe you. I don't believe you.
Simers: Are you declining to answer my question?
Scioscia: I just don't think you really care.
Simers: What difference does it make whether I care?
Scioscia: It does! It does! I want you to ask something from your heart. Ask from your heart.
Simers: Anytime I ask a question I care cause I have to write a column and I have to fill it up.
Simers: Would I rather be home now? Yes.
Scioscia: You're honest.
Simers: So is this a big game?
Scioscia: It's a game on the schedule. 

So that's how it went. (And ever onward after that. Godot never arrived.)

Sam Miller is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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