Don Mattingly made one thing clear before his team's first full-squad spring training workout: The Dodgers still reign in L.A.
Drawing on his time in New York - where the Yankees ruled and the Mets always took a back seat - Mattingly isn't concerned with making comparisons to the neighboring Angels and their impressive winter landing of free agent slugger Albert Pujols. Mattingly said, ''We're the Dodgers, it's not going to change.''
Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday he is eager for the financially troubled franchise's sale to go through this spring and noted, ''at this stage, it will be good to get another chapter going.''
Mattingly and Colletti addressed the team at Camelback Ranch, where Tommy Lasorda was taxied to the field by golf cart and signed autographs.