ALDS manager drama! Ned Yost and Mike Scioscia had a “long-running feud”

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Lest anyone think Royals fans and everyone on Twitter are the only people who have an issue with Royals manager Ned Yost. Angels manager Mike Scioscia also has a beef with him, apparently.

Or at least he did. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says Yost and Scioscia have settled their “long-running feud,” writing:

The feud goes back to the spring of 2007, when Yost, then the Milwaukee Brewers’ manager, filed a protest with the commissioner’s office after the Angels, for the second straight year, sent a team of minor leaguers to Maryvale, Ariz., for the Cactus League finale while their regulars played that night in Anaheim.

A few weeks later, when snow forced an Angels-Indians series to be moved from Cleveland to Milwaukee, Yost’s Miller Park manager’s office was locked so Scioscia couldn’t use it.

The next season Yost sent a roster full of non-regulars to face the Angels, giving Scioscia some of his own medicine. And then in the spring of 2012 there was some more tension related to pitchers plunking batters. But now, according to Scioscia:

Yeah, it’s all water under the bridge. I won’t say when, but he approached me about it and apologized.

Yost can use all the allies he can get at this point, but let’s see if the two managers are still buddies when this ALDS matchup is over.