Don Mattingly will honor the final year of his contract for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After saying he didn’t want to be a “lame duck” manager this upcoming season, Mattingly has decided to come back and manage next year, but it’s still not guaranteed that both parties will reach an agreement on an extension.

No news is expected until after the World Series, but these recent developments sound promising after a troublesome press conference between Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti. Things have cooled off since then and players like Carl Crawford have publicly supported Mattingly and even Colletti has stated he has much respect for Donnie Baseball.

The Dodgers have retained most of Mattingly’s staff for at least one more year. One can only hope the Dodgers and Mattingly resolve this issue before spring training so they can simply focus on baseball, but that remains to be seen.

Mattingly was criticized for his in-game management during the postseason, but has also been praised for his ability to manage a clubhouse full of high profile ball players and characters. Ultimately, Mattingly has decided to honor the last year of his contract and he will have another opportunity to prove his worth here in Los Angeles.

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Dodgers News

Don Mattingly & lame duck managers [True Blue LA]

Now You Know Who Jeremy Hazelbaker Is [Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness]

Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford still on menu in Boston [LA Times]

What To Do About World Series As Dodger Fans [Lasorda’s Lair]

Extending Clayton Kershaw should be Dodgers’ No. 1 priority this winter [Feelin’ Kinda Blue]

Sources: Mattingly, Dodgers to talk contract [ESPN LA]

MLB News 

Beltran exits game with a rib injury [USA Today]

Mariners interview A’s bench coach Chip Hale [Hardball Talk]

Commissioner to honor Mo before Game 2 [MLB.com]

A-Rod lawyer: He paid money for evidence [ESPN]

Red Sox undecided on Games 3, 4 starters [Yahoo]

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In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!

http://youtu.be/LknQOqL7uME

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  1. Sellathurai

    Hey girl! Thanks for the comment- I hope you’re doing well!My aivdce would be to avoid intervals altogether this week, as they could tire out your legs. At this point, with only a few days to go, I would get in a run today if you could and maybe one tomorrow, depending on how much you’ve been running lately. I would keep both runs short, with an easy pace. Doing so will keep your legs moving & help your bodies cardiovascular system to prepare for Saturdays race (i.e. prepare for that hard work you’ll be putting in as you kick that 5K’s tail).As for breakfast- still do what works for you. For a race as short as 3.1 miles your body doesn’t need much fuel. If I were going to race that distance I would simply wake up and drink some water (or coffee and water if you need the pick me up) beforehand, then eat breakfast right after.I know you had mentioned to me before that your goal is to not walk and to finish better than you did last year- with that, start off slow (especially since it’s been a while), you can always pick up the pace if you’re feeling good. When you know there isn’t much further left, definitely pick up the pace as best you can. Leave it all out there on the road.GOOD LUCK FRIEND!!!

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