"There's no philosophical differences," Scioscia said. That's healthy," Scioscia said. A report from FoxSports.com Friday stated that the Angels are expected to replace either Scioscia or Dipoto because of continuing "philosophical differences" between the two men. Beyond that, Scioscia said the rest is just normal disagreements regarding player evaluations that are common in any relationship between a manager and GM. Among the five biggest team sports in North America baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer only soccer involves less in-game direction from the bench than baseball, and no sport’s rules and customs impose more tactical and positional rigidity.