Monday, October 14, 2013

USA Today Reports Mattingly Will Be Back

From "Dodgers' backs against the wall" by Bob Nightengale at USA Today:

Mattingly, well-liked within the game, has his shortcomings, but his job is safe despite the rumors and speculation.

Mattingly might not get his four-year contract, but he will be retained and provided an extension, a high-ranking Dodgers executive told USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity. The executive was not authorized to speak publicly, saying the decision will be announced after the season.

Maybe if the Dodgers had bowed out in the first round against the Atlanta Braves, the executive said, Mattingly might be gone. But not now. He won't be blamed for this NLCS debacle.

Not quite the news I wanted to hear at this very moment, but with some distance this might make sense. Just not now.


Hideo Nomo said...

From the article:

Now the great Titanic looks like a raft drifting out to sea, headed for an oil spill.


Hideo Nomo said...


The Dodgers will be facing 19-game winner Adam Wainwright, who has never lost a postseason game and is salivating at the chance of suffocating the last breath from the Dodgers' body. a point. This, of course, glosses over the fact that the Cardinals lost the last playoff game against the Dodgers that Wainwright started.

Paul said...

The whole article sucks.

Hideo Nomo said...

Well, yeah.

Dusty Baker said...

Well this is what I wanted to wake up to this fine Columbus Day.

BJ Killeen said...

That was the only thing that gave me peace if we lost was knowing Donnie would be gone. Now I don't have that, so we have to win.