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Baseball Hall of Fame reduces years players can remain on ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Baseball Hall of Fame announced Saturday that it is reducing the maximum number of years players can remain on the ballot from 15 to 10, while also making public the names of those who vote. The changes are reflected immediately and will be reflected in the 2015 voting, though three players currently on the ballot in years 10-15 -- Don Mattingly (15th), Alan...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly on Dodgers: ‘Basically, we’re sh—y’

The Los Angeles Dodgers have picked a terrible time to start losing games. They have lost six of their last eight and are falling further behind the red-hot San Francisco Giants by the day. The Dodgers lost two out of three at home against the Chicago White Sox in their most recent series, scoring just […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly: Dodgers 'just not that good' right now

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $239 million but that does not mean they are winning games. Though 61 games the team is just one game above .500 and are currently 8 games back in the NL West. Manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times that  “We’re just not that good. Home, away, whatever. I don’t know what that has to do with it.” The Dodgers have lost six...
Via Tireball.com
June 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Mattingly blames Dodgers' lack of cohesion

The most expensive team in baseball history is barely above .500 and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday he blames a lack of cohesion among the players. "It may be a day here or a day there, but it hasn't felt like a true team at this point where we're all on that Tommy Lasorda end of the rope and worried about the Dodgers and, 'This is where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly talks Los Angeles-New York rivalry

LOS ANGELES -- For the first time since the Dodgers defeated the Yankees in the 1981 World Series, it's New York and Los Angeles battling for a championship in one of the four major North American pro sports. The Rangers and Kings kick off the Stanley Cup final Wednesday, but before the Dodgers took on the White Sox Tuesday, Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly shared his thoughts on...
Via Fox Sports West
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Manager Mattingly Finally Doing His Job

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images As unpopular as it is to make an example of one of your star players, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, seems to have no fear lately in calling out his players for poor performance. What is interesting is that media and fans alike were asking him to do this last year, but he did not, holding steadfast to certain position players just because of who...
Via TopSportsReport
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mattingly thinks Cardinals were relaying signs during playoffs

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly feels like there is evidence that the St. Louis Cardinals were stealing signs during the 2013 National League Championship Series.  In particular, the puzzling rough outing by Clayton Kershaw in the decisive Game 6 in St. Louis.  According to Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com: The Dodgers went into that series highly cognizant of the Cardinals’...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned Colletti sitting beside...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly may not return to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly’s contract option was vested, but will he return in 2014?         (photo credit: Richard Mackson, USA TODAY Sports) The Los Angeles Dodgers’ season came to an unceremonious end with a 9-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. It was a strange ending as Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw only...
Via isportsweb.com
October 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

Dodger brass were close to firing Mattingly, creating a horrid narrative, imploding blogosphere

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...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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