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Don Mattingly calls out Andre Ethier


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LA Times had an article that says that Mattingly has basically fired himself with the shots he has taken at both players and management. His statement was (I'm paraphrasing because I don't have the article in front of me). "You can't win with grit and no talent, and you can't win with talent and no grit", with the apparent insinuation that management had brought in players who were the latter.

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I found the exact quote:

 

“All grit and no talent isn’t going to make you successful. But all talent and no grit is not going to get you there, either.”

 

Here is an article from Fox Sports that includes detail that even the LA Times report didn't have. Mattingly speaks like a man who is fearless, gone, or both. This is unusual, coming from a man not known for his bluntness and candor.

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/don-mattingly-los-angeles-dodgers-vents-before-what-could-be-final-game-as-manager-052213

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I found the exact quote:

 

“All grit and no talent isn’t going to make you successful. But all talent and no grit is not going to get you there, either.”

 

Here is an article from Fox Sports that includes detail that even the LA Times report didn't have. Mattingly speaks like a man who is fearless, gone, or both. This is unusual, coming from a man not known for his bluntness and candor.

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/don-mattingly-los-angeles-dodgers-vents-before-what-could-be-final-game-as-manager-052213

 

 

ouch.  burn, he basically called his team a bunch of pu****s

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Man I LOVED that part in the interview where he says batters need to always put pressure on themselves, and that the approach should always be the same. Get a good pitch, hit it hard. 

 

That way it doesn't matter if its spring training, whether there's a guy on second, or you're in the World Series, your approach is always going to be the same. I can tell you one thing, the Angels could have taken that advice the past 3+ years, that's for sure. 

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Man I LOVED that part in the interview where he says batters need to always put pressure on themselves, and that the approach should always be the same. Get a good pitch, hit it hard. 

 

That way it doesn't matter if its spring training, whether there's a guy on second, or you're in the World Series, your approach is always going to be the same. I can tell you one thing, the Angels could have taken that advice the past 3+ years, that's for sure. 

 

 

Well said.

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