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  1. Clearing the bases: Let Matt Kemp hit

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Donnie Buntball. The situation: The Giants lead the Dodgers 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, no outs, runners at first and second, Mark Ellis up, Matt Kemp on deck. What do you do? Don Mattingly had Ellis bunt. The Giants of course put Ke...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  2. The Dodgers' exciting left-field platoon!

    Rob Neyer

    Well, at least Don Mattingly's now got a viable option in left field, the Dodgers having signed Marcus Thames. Steve Dilbeck: Yet this black hole in left was the Dodgers' own doing. They got themselves into this quagmire, so it is only because prev...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  3. Jack Morris just doesn't pass muster

    Rob Neyer

    In the latest entry in Joe Posnanski's Hall of Fame blowout, Joe gives the thumbs-down -- reluctantly, I'm sure, because Joe's such a nice guy -- to Harold Baines, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Don Mattingly, John Olerud, Dave Parker, Lee Smith, and .....

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  4. Dodgers take path of least resistance with Mattingly

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like the Dodgers have a new manager: Joe Torre will announce later Friday that he is stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the season, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed this morning on the condition of a...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  5. Should Dodgers have lodged protest?

    Rob Neyer

    Just 24 hours ago, I got fairly obsessive about the Mattingly Affair, noting the haziness of the rules but allowing that the umpires probably came up with the right answer in the end. Well, maybe not so much: Umpires in Tuesday's Dodgers-Giants ...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  6. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are still recovering from what might have been the nuttiest night of baseball this summer ... Hey, if Omar Vizquel keeps playing like this, I might have to reconsider my Hall of Fame stance. (I mean, if he keeps playing like this fo...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  7. Mattingly tripped up by hazy rules

    Rob Neyer

    You might have been in bed when it happened: All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton intentionally walked pinch-hitter Aubrey Huff to load the bases in the ninth after Juan Uribe led off with an infield single, Edgar Renteria walked and both runners advanc...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  8. Mattingly's managerial credentials

    Rob Neyer

    Matthew Pouliot asks a fair question: Why exactly is Don Mattingly considered a top managerial candidate? It's long been assumed that he'd get the Dodgers' job once Joe Torre retired, but Don Mattingly is in demand and apparently could jump ship n...

    Blog | October 23, 2009