Mattingly says change is good for Sandberg

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly knows exactly what new Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is going through. Mattingly was once the face of the New York Yankees much like Sandberg was the face of the Chicago Cubs. Both were faces of their franchises but were both passed over for those franchises managerial positions. Mattingly is content with his current situation and says the change could be good for Ryno.

Ryne Sandberg will return to Wrigley Field on Friday as the Phillies interim manager, a franchise icon revered by Cubs fans and the Hall of Famer passed over by two very different front offices.

“It’s good to get out of your organization,” Mattingly said, “just because you meet more people. You just deal with different players and see how somebody else would do it. It’s not just having one perspective on something.”

How long before the initial disappointment wore off?

“Not long,” Mattingly said. “It’s just kind of weird at first, because you’ve been somewhere your whole career. But that goes away. It’s baseball after that and you get over it.” (CSN Chicago)

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