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  • MATTINGLY: "It's Best I Missed Out on Yankees Job"

    The NY Daily News talked with Donnie Baseball, and he says that it's best that he missed out on the Yankee skipper job.

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...ut_on_y-2.html

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    Originally posted by DODGER DEB View Post
    The NY Daily News talked with Donnie Baseball, and he says that it's best that he missed out on the Yankee skipper job.

    Read more....

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...ut_on_y-2.html

    c.
    I am glad that Mattingly is staying as our mod. I knew he would not leave us.

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    • #3
      I feel really bad for what is happening to a guy who is an all-around class act. It's also good to know he isn't bitter towards the organization.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
        I am glad that Mattingly is staying as our mod. I knew he would not leave us.
        Well, I'm not too sure that the moustachioed Donald Arthur Mattingly, #23 who's long been beloved by Yankee fans the world over, would've ever heard of me. He's my namesake.

        I think that the Yanks would've been forced to re-interview both Girardi and Pena had Donnie Baseball withdrawn his availability. I'm not sure how easy it is to tear up a baseball contract, but in Donnie's case, the team wouldn't want to risk any PR nightmare in obligating him to fulfill this.

        I do hope that no further crazy events come about from this, and that the Mattingly family can at least have peace, even if the parents go their separate ways, as is possible.

        You can also thank the goodness of DODGER DEB for creating this thread.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
          Well, I'm not too sure that the moustachioed Donald Arthur Mattingly, #23 who's long been beloved by Yankee fans the world over, would've ever heard of me. He's my namesake.

          I think that the Yanks would've been forced to re-interview both Girardi and Pena had Donnie Baseball withdrawn his availability. I'm not sure how easy it is to tear up a baseball contract, but in Donnie's case, the team wouldn't want to risk any PR nightmare in obligating him to fulfill this.

          I do hope that no further crazy events come about from this, and that the Mattingly family can at least have peace, even if the parents go their separate ways, as is possible.

          You can also thank the goodness of DODGER DEB for creating this thread.
          Of course I was making fun of you. But in fact it is sad. I hope that their children already have the age to live on their own. These kind of situations are so sad for little kids.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Yankeebiscuitfan View Post
            Of course I was making fun of you. But in fact it is sad. I hope that their children already have the age to live on their own. These kind of situations are so sad for little kids.
            Family struggles are always very difficult, and airing of the dirty laundry is always something that doesn't seem proper. However, the news media makes lots of money and gets lots of viewers (TV), listeners (radio) and readers (print) by airing others' sad personal family events, with very few being spared with immunity.

            When you hear of Don Mattingly's family, I think of the anonymity you'll hear of director Ron Howard, who'd starred as "Opie" on "Mayberry RFD" and starred (and I think produced) on Happy Days. Anyway, he's always been a classy entertainment person with a big name, and you never hear of any controversy, wild parties or someone getting arrested for narcotic drugs at his house. Never any crazy news. I've always thought of Don Mattingly exactly like this.

            We'll see what happens, but as to myself, I'd like to think that with this kind of thing going on, Donnie would have to worry more his family than anything related to his adopted Yankee organization and Yankee fan families.
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            • #7
              I think, without personal problems, he would have been a better skipper than Girardi, as I think the players would have respected him before, as he has done it all, in their situation.
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              • #8
                Donnie Baseball is, as always, a super classy guy. I feel for his wife, too...being a baseball wife is probably not very easy, despite the material comforts I'm sure she has enjoyed. A husband being absent for months on end with kids to raise must be a big strain. I know that Donnie is an Indiana boy through and through, but I really wonder if things might have been different if he had moved his family closer to the NYC area. Maybe they did live there during the season, I don't know...but, I can see him wanting the boys to be raised in peaceful, low key IN.
                Our "Mattingly"'s comments on Ron Howard are on the mark, but I do hold one thing against that guy...he cast his gross and ugly brother, who had no acting ability, in some of his movies. He's the NASA ground control guy in "Apollo 13" who looks and acts like a biggest dork you ever met.
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