Online sports wagering experts consider that the Los Angeles Dodgers are sizzling and probably the hottest team in baseball right now. However, manager Don Mattingly has recently stated that he almost lost his job after his team’s 30-42 start.
The native of Indiana said earlier this week that Dodgers president Stan Kasten met with him at the end May and told him that he would be forced to make a change if the Dodgers didn’t improve.
The 52 year-old Mattingly didn’t remember when the conversation took place however he does recall it took place “when this was rearing its ugly head” and when speculation about his job security was at its height after the L.A. team returned home from a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on.
Mattingly’s baseball team actually sunk to a season-worst 12 games under .500 onbefore improving. Since then, they have won 32 of their last 39 games, the franchise’s best 39-game stretch since 1953. The Dodgers have also won 15 straight games away from home, the longest winning streak away from home by a National League team since 1957.
When YouWager experts asked Mattingly if he ever worried about getting fired on his way to the ballpark during the team’s early season troubles, the former first baseman laughed.
The ex New York Yankees player is obviously not worried about his job these days however he has said he doesn’t hold any grudges for basically being a losing streak away from losing his job back in May.
This is Mattingly final year of his deal with a 2014 option but said he is not worried about the next MLB season right now.