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Manager Don Mattingly celebrating as Shane Victorino scores.
Don Mattingly is a blessing in disguise for the Dodgers.
Ready for a bold statement?
Mattingly could be the Joe Torre of the Dodgers' future.
While some of you might say comparing “Donnie Baseball” to the great Joe Torre right now might be a little far-fetched, listen to this.
The Dodgers head coach spent 28 years of his playing and coaching career with the mighty New York Yankees.
In that time, not only has Mattingly played for Joe Torre, but he has also coached under him as well.
Now with a group of superstars and a high payroll to work with, Mattingly can finally put all that he has learned under Torre into full effect.
As a former superstar himself, he knows how to treat players with respect while understanding what it takes to pull the best out of them.
In just his first season as head coach of the Blue Crew, he managed Clayton Kershaw to an NL Cy Young and Matt Kemp to what should have been an NL MVP award.
Said best by Clayton Kershaw, "He's so positive. All he asks of us is just go out there and play the way we’re supposed to. Do things the right way on the field, and he's happy with you. When it's simple like that, it's easy to play for, and it's fun to play for."