Found December 19, 2011 on The Slanch Report:
Supporters of the arts in Evansville, Illinois are receiving a little something extra in (their) stockings this year thanks to Lori Mattingly. The wife of the Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, she managed to convince her once famously mustachioed husband to participate in the annual Nutcracker ballet. Appearing on stage as Mother Ginger, complete with giant hoop skirt and Kabuki-style makeup, Mattingly was a hit! Get it? ...He had a lot of hits when he played baseball. Geez. I can't spell out ALL the jokes for you people.   A bit terrifying, but hey, who doesn't love a night out at the ol' ballet with Donny Ballgame? It would have been better though if I weren't so distracted by his grotesque side burns...  

Dodgers' Mattingly takes swing at 'The Nutcracker'

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly decided to take a swing ... at acting. The six-time All-Star took the stage during an Evansville (Ind.) ballet performance of "The Nutcracker." Mattingly played Mother Ginger, who is a giant female character who's skirt and petticoats hide more than six children. After the kids make their way out of the skirt, they dance...

Don Mattingly Trades Baseball for Ballet

Don Mattingly traded his Dodger blue for a powder-white wig and an oversized hoop skirt during the weekend to perform in his hometown ballet's production of "Nutcracker." In the name of helping children express themselves artistically, the Dodgers manager returned to his hometown of Evansville, Ind. to play the role of "Mother Ginger" -- the larger-than-life...

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Donnie Baseball in a dress for 'Nutcracker' performance

Donnie Baseball in a dress and a blonde wig? Yep, that was the former Yankees great and current Dodgers manager Don Mattingly taking the stage over the weekend in his hometown of Evansville, Ind., in the local production of "The Nutcracker."

Another Day...Another Theatrical Endeavor

In the past week, we've seen Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly as Mother Ginger in a community theater performance of "The Nutcracker" and the Washington Nationals taking the stage with The Washington Ballet.Now...comes this:It's a theatrical "grand slam!" Chicago White Sox Manager Robin Ventura and nine-year-old Emily Beazley of the Make...

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Sunday Night Blues

LA Times' Dylan Hernandez enticed my inner-masochist tonight with the headline, Dodgers are just about done with shopping. Hernandez breaks down the load of poop that Ned is leaving under the tree this year for us. This pretty much sums it up: Mentioning the well-documented financial restraints imposed on the Dodgers and New York Mets' front offices, [Agent Scott] Boras...

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Dodgers sign Grabow to Minor League deal

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