"When you have a vested interest as a manager, you are out of place and can't just relax and watch a ballgame anywhere else," Scioscia said. "I don't like it.
"It was weird being in street clothes."
Scisocia was suspended for the intentional actions of Jered Weaver in Sunday's game against Detroit, in which the Angels ace threw at Alex Avila after a warning had been issued to both clubs by home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt.
Either way, he got to see Ervin Santana's complete game, believing the right-hander's characterization of his start was spot on.
"It looked like Ervin made adjustments and stayed within himself and his results became a lot smoother. He maintained results with 120 pitches," said Scioscia.
Scioscia also joked about the team's response to his clubhouse return.
"I don't know if any of them knew I was gone," laughed Scioscia.