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Yesterday, in a bit of candidness, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted to the press that he was on the verge of being fired earlier in the season, and that he knew that because he was told so directly by president Stan Kasten.
“[Team president Stan Kasten] was really honest, because I think he didn’t want to do anything, but he says, ‘Donny, at some point I’ve got to do something,’” Mattingly said of their late May conversation. “If they’re not listening and it’s not going good, you’ve got to make a change just to be making a change. And you could be doing the best job you could possibly do and it still wouldn’t make a difference. At some point, I get it. I got that.”
“I told him I understood. I didn’t mind it because I thought it was just honest and he wasn’t like trying to make me feel better or do anything else,” Mattingly said. “He was just basically telling me the truth.”
“It wasn’t that much fun,” Mattingly said. “You take it personal that you’re team is
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