Category: Don Mattingly

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly: “We Are Going to be the Bad Guys”

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Don Mattingly knows exactly what his Los Angeles Dodgers are in for. Mattingly was long a part of the much-hated New York Yankees, who have long drawn ire from folks irritated that they purchase their roster. Now his Dodgers are in a similar boat, and he hasn't shied away from ...

Don Mattingly on the Dodgers’ Payroll: “The Expectations are Going to be so High They’re Going to be Unrealistic”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to have the highest payroll in the history of Major League Baseball this season. Fortunately for Los Angeles, it has a manager who has some experience with teams sporting hefty payrolls. After all, Don Mattingly was teamed up with Joe Torre in the New ...

Don Mattingly Says What We All Know: The Dodgers Need Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier to Produce to Have a Shot

Monday, July 16th, 2012

During their torrid start to the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked like a team destined for a magical year and a playoff appearance. While that still may happen, the task has gotten tougher as the season has gone one. LA got off to a great start, they separated themselves ...

Don Mattingly on Matt Kemp: “He’s taken it to another level. A guy that wants to win in the worst way.”

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

What a month it has been for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Who said this team was living in the shadow of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the off-season? Don Mattingly sure didn't buy into the Angels hype. Matt Kemp has been a rapid tear to start the season here ...

Don Mattingly: “The Dodgers are a historic franchise in the history of the game and I don’t think that you can change that.”

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sure grabbed all the headlines this off-season when they signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson during the free agency period. Does that impress Don Mattingly in the slightest way? The former Yankees first basemen let it be known that he thinks the Angles will ...

Don Mattingly On His First Year Managing In L.A. “I feel like I’m prepared for it. I’m ready for it.”

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

The man that donned the number twenty-three in Yankee pinstripes for his entire fourteen year career (1982-1995) in the Bronx will finally get his shot at his dream job in managing. "Donnie Baseball" served as hitting coach for both the Yankees and Dodgers during his tenure under Joe Torre's regimes ...

Don Mattingly Opens New Door As Joe Torre Leaves Door Open

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Collectively, Joe Torre and Don Mattingly spent 30 years with the New York Yankees organization. It was not until last night though that the two of them were able to visit the new Yankee Stadium, which opened last season. Torre had not been allowed to come back to New York ...

Larry Bowa May Stay With Dodgers, But Has No Desire To Manage Them

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Joe Torre brought playoff baseball back to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Somebody else will have to bring them their first World Series in more than two decades. That someone is former All-Star Don Mattingly. Torre announced that he will not return as the Dodgers skipper next season when his contract runs ...

Don Mattingly: Donnie Baseball, the Next Dodgers Manager?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

  His nickname was Donnie Baseball, he is one of the most beloved New York Yankees of all time and he never got into a World Series game.  He missed out on that by one year on both ends of his career.  Most well known and beloved Yanks are World Series ...

Donnie Knowledge

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Ah, the art of hitting a baseball.  It's something we can talk about till we're blue in the face.  I suppose players and fans do that in regard to all aspects of the sport, 'cause, ya know, that's what baseball people do.  They talk, and then talk some more.  If ...