Thursday, September 30, 2010

Congratulations Don, Now Let Us Kick You In The Nuts

I know I'm late on posting about this, but it is truly hilarious that the same month that they announce Don Mattingly will be the 2011 Dodgers manager, the organization flips his son to Ohio:

A little more than a week after promoting Don Mattingly to be their next manager, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded his son.

Los Angeles sent Preston Mattingly to the Cleveland Indians Sunday for Roman Pena in a swap of minor league outfielders.

Don Mattingly, the Dodgers' current hitting coach, will replace Joe Torre as manager next year in a move announced Sept. 17.

Preston Mattingly, the Dodgers' No. 1 draft pick in 2006, batted .218 with two homers and 17 RBIs at the Class A level this season. He struck out 51 times in 165 at-bats. Mattingly, 23, bats and throws right-handed. His best season as a pro came in 2006, when he hit .290 with a home run and 29 RBIs for the Dodgers' rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League.

(I also love quoting the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Even if they are just picking up the AP feed.)

Preston, we hardly knew ye!


MeanieBreanie said...

Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em all around

spank said...


Felix Pardalis said...

maybe they thought Don would promote Preston beyond his abilities. or maybe Don suggested it as a way to give his son a fresh chance or to avoid the allegations of nepotism.