Get a Hartford Courant subscription for less than 29 cents per day
Topics

Nick Swisher

Letters: Don Mattingly is the Dodgers' fall guy, no matter what

Letters: Don Mattingly is the Dodgers' fall guy, no matter what

I fully understand that a manager does not pitch, hit, run, throw or, in the case of the Dodgers, cover third base. But the main reason Don Mattingly has to be let go is his constant lineup changes, lack of team continuity and absolutely mindboggling in-game maneuvers. Mattingly changed his lineup each and every game. If a player doesn't know if he's playing, where he's playing or where he's batting, there is no way for a team to jell.

Only Mattingly knows why he continued to bat a struggling Seager second, third or fifth. Only Mattingly knows why he continued to play Grandal even though he had one hit in his last 32 at-bats and four in his last 61. Only Mattingly knows why he would...

Loading
21°