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Mattingly: L.A. will always belong to Dodgers

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08:06 AM ET 02.29 | The Angels, with their blockbuster signings, are doing their part to steal some headlines in L.A. But Los Angeles will always belong the Dodgers, Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday before his team's first full-squad workout of the spring. "You know, honestly, if you really want what I think about it, it's kind of like the Mets and the Yankees," Mattingly said of the two New York teams. "The Yankees are the team, no matter what the Mets do. ... I don't to want to badmouth the Angels at all. I know (owner) Mr. (Arte) Moreno does a great job down there in Anaheim and (Manager) Mike (Scioscia) does a great job and they've had a great run. But we're the Dodgers. It's not going to change."

Los Angeles Times

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February 29, 2012  08:33 AM ET

True Words

February 29, 2012  08:44 AM ET

You might be the Dodgers, but the Angels are way better in a tougher league.

February 29, 2012  08:54 AM ET

The Angels aren't even in LA. Is it me, or does it look like Mattingly is toothless in this picture?

February 29, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Donnie needs to ditch the soul patch.

February 29, 2012  09:17 AM ET

probably true but do the dodgers have a rally monkey.....i think not!!

February 29, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Considering the Angels aren't really in LA ... yeah, he's right.

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February 29, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Exactly and unlike the Dodgers we don't have to go back to the Reagan administration to find their last title.

The Teddy Roosevelt administration was a prime era for titles

February 29, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Exactly and unlike the Dodgers we don't have to go back to the Reagan administration to find their last title.

Even during the recent century long drought, Boston still loved the Sox -- No different in LA. As soon as McCourt is gone, the fans will be back

February 29, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Hey, Donnie Baseball...

February 29, 2012  11:22 AM ET

They said that in Brooklyn too.

February 29, 2012  11:25 AM ET

Go Dodgers!!

February 29, 2012  11:27 AM ET

He's right. Just like New York will always belong to the Yankees. And just like LA will always belong to the Lakers. That doesn't mean the Dodgers will be better, or will draw more fans, but if the teams are equal the Dodgers will easily out-draw the Angels.

February 29, 2012  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

True Words

right now the dodgers belongs to the bankructcy, and to nobody else,

February 29, 2012  01:22 PM ET

me thought only gang members and their victims attend dodger games.......besides if angels turn out as good as they should with all that pitching and el hombre, then dodgers will no longer b relevant....

February 29, 2012  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Exactly and unlike the Dodgers we don't have to go back to the Reagan administration to find their last title.

And unlike the Angels, we like to go the World Series more than once every 60 years.

February 29, 2012  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

right now the dodgers belongs to the bankructcy, and to nobody else,

I sense some bias towards the Angels there alacran.

February 29, 2012  03:19 PM ET

Donnie Baseball, Rex Ryan, if you manage your teams you might wind up with some recognition, otherwise, you will both wind up like da Mets, laughed @ & pissed on!

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