Monday, June 09, 2014

Dodgers In Ocean; Is Mattingly The Rudder?

Not sure how to think about this Don Mattingly quote, which makes me think of the Dodgers as driftwood in June:

Before the game, the manager spoke about navigating the team out of dangerous waters.

Mattingly made it a point to say that when he criticized the team last week, he wasn't trying to distance himself from the players.

"I'm definitely not going to separate myself," he said. "The manager, at the end of the day, is really going to be the guy that gets the wins and the losses."

Mattingly said last week that players lacked a common objective. Asked how much of that was his responsibility, he said, "You always have to take responsibility for your club, no doubt about that. … I always look at it like being out in that ocean and knowing where you're going. You're out in the middle and you don't see anything, but you have to know where you're going. I think that's where my job in a leadership position, and our coaches' jobs, is to be leaders, to stay positive for the most part and continue to make adjustments, don't just accept that things are going to work themselves out. I think you continue to make adjustments until you get what you want."

All I know is, someone had better start steering this damn ship.


karen said...

Now I know we're in trouble.