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Don Mattingly gets vote of confidence from GM Ned Colletti

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09:35 AM ET 05.22 | Amidst a firestorm of rumors, Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti declared that his manager, former Yankee great Don Mattingly, was "doing fine" in keeping the Dodgers afloat through an early-season losing binge. Fortunately for anyone familiar with the world of coaching at the professional level, it is easy to read between the lines of that "vote of confidence." Mattingly, after speaking with Dodgers president Stan Kasten, addressed the media on Monday, and shared that he didn't feel that his job was in jeopardy. He responded to an unpublished rumor about the team's "need to win a series with Milwaukee" by saying that he simply hadn't been fired by Kasten and company at the time of the interview.

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May 22, 2013  10:14 PM ET

He'll be fired by the end of the week

May 23, 2013  12:20 AM ET

The look on Donnie Baseball's face says it all.

May 23, 2013  06:23 AM ET

Collectti will be fired right along with Mattingly. Mattingly isn't the one who put the team in an extremely deep hole financially.

May 23, 2013  08:02 AM ET

To quote Ed Grimley...
"He's as DOOMED as DOOMED can be..."

May 23, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

To quote Ed Grimley..."He's as DOOMED as DOOMED can be..."

The vote of confidence is given to cover up the sound of the fat lady warming up.

 
May 23, 2013  12:33 PM ET

Donnie - so you wanted to be a Major League baseball manager, watch what you wish for in the future.

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