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DON MATTINGLY SAYS THAT THE ANGELS DO NOT SURPASS THE DODGERS
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 01:35 PM EST

L.A Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who spent his whole 14-year career as a major league player with the New York Yankees, expounded that regardless of the major offseason moves and high expectancies of the crosstown Los Angels Angels, the Dodgers still own the Southland. Basketball odds

“It’s sort of like Mets-Yankees,” Mattingly declared just before the Dodgers’ 1st full-squad workout of spring training. “The Yankees are the team. [The Mets] are going to have their years when they play well, but the Yankees are still the team. I don’t want to badmouth the Angels in any way. [Angel’s owner Arte] Moreno has done a fine job down there in Anaheim, and [Angels executive] Mike [Scioscia] does a excellent job. But we are the Dodgers, and that isn’t going to change.”

Apprised of Mattingly’s allegations, Scioscia, who played for the Dodgers from 1980 to 1992, was curt. Basketball spreads

“We’re anxious around our own club and that’s it,” Scioscia said. “We fret concerning what we have to do and that’s what we’re going to concentrate on.”

Mattingly’s playing career coincided with the longest dry spell in Yankees history, the club failing to get to the playoffs till his final season of 1995, when it suffered a 1st-round loss to the Seattle Mariners. The Mets, for the moment, were a dominant National League team through much of that time period, winning a World Series in 1986.

Similarly, while the storied Dodgers have fallen on tough times and currently are in insolvency and for sale, the Angels have reached the playoffs 6 times in the past decade and won a World Series in 2002. They made a national splash this offseason by signing both the top starting pitcher, C.J. Wilson (5 years, $77.5 million), and the top position player, Albert Pujols (10 years, $240 million), on this winter’s free-agent market.

Mattingly says that has changed nothing in terms of the esteem in which each club is held locally.

“We’re still going to need to play great baseball,” Mattingly expounded. “But at the close of the day, if we do things right, fret concerning ourselves and take care of business, we don’t have to stress about what another team is doing. I don’t mean this as a negative, mainly because [the Angels] have done an amazing job down there.

“However at the end of the day, the Dodgers are still the Dodgers.”

Asked later about Mattingly’s affirmations, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp echoed what his trainer had to claim.

“Certainly,” Kemp related. “There is just one Los Angeles team. That’s the L.A. Dodgers.”

Mattingly later related that as a visiting manager, he actually likes the Angels’ rally-monkey promotion as it sometimes comes out only when the Angels are trailing.

“[The monkey] is funny,” Mattingly said. “I try to tell fellows they should like the rally monkey because when the rally monkey comes out, it suggests you have the lead. You’re not behind. So I like when he comes out.”

It was on the topic of the monkey that Kemp went in opposition to Mattingly.

“I do not like the rally monkey,” Kemp recounted. “I’m frightened of the rally monkey. Out in the outfield, the monkey just turns up on the screen, and that can be scary. The rally monkey has gotten us sometimes. Hopefully, it won’t occur this year.”


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