Membership
Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.
Topics

Scott Elbert

Dodgers' split from Don Mattingly is not exactly out of the Blue

Dodgers' split from Don Mattingly is not exactly out of the Blue

It had to happen.

History gave the Dodgers no choice. Their fans cut them no slack. Their manager did them no favors.

It had to happen, so it was no surprise Thursday morning when it was announced that Don Mattingly, the curator of three consecutive postseason collapses in his five years as manager, was leaving the Dodgers.

In what appeared to be a firing disguised as an amicable separation, the Dodgers and Mattingly parted ways with shallow smiles and air kisses. Dodgers officials claimed they respected Mattingly, and Mattingly claimed likewise, yet after several days of discussions, they agreed they could no longer live together.

Loading
77°