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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yankees release Preston Mattingly

He could always find solace at The House of David Parrish.

The New York Yankees have released Preston Mattingly, who agreed to a minor league contract in January.

The 24-year-old son of former Yankees star and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had been playing for Double-A Trenton in spring training games.

The Yankees confirmed the move on Tuesday.

Don Mattingly said Tuesday that he spoke to his son by telephone but didn’t ask whether he plans to try to continue a professional career in which he never has climbed above Class A.

“I didn’t feel like it was the time to ask,” Mattingly said.

Mattingly hit .232 with five doubles, five home runs and 19 RBIs in 53 games last year with Class A Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga.

Repoz Posted: March 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4090780)
Back to viral videos.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4090790)
Shave those sideburns, Mattingly! No, seriously, you might need to get a job as a barber now.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4090792)
Instant Karma's gonna get you
   4. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM (#4090798)
Don Mattingly named his child Preston? That seems weird to me. Not exactly a scrappy name.
   5. Tripon Posted: March 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4090804)
Preston not exactly a scrappy kid. Non-Athletic, but doesn't do anything that is considered 'gritty' or 'scrappy'.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: March 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4090805)
Still, 5 years from now, Preston will get 6% of the HoF vote.
   7. Demitri Krotchliknioff Posted: March 28, 2012 at 10:16 AM (#4091102)
Preston still has a chance to be the next Jeff Nettles.
   8. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: March 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4091116)
Jared Sandberg's records remain intact.

Don Mattingly named his child Preston? That seems weird to me. Not exactly a scrappy name.

Better than "Koby" or "Kody" or "Kory" or "Kozy" or "Kony" or "Gunner" or "Hunter" or "Tanner" or "Cutter".
   9. Russ Posted: March 28, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4091425)
Better than "Koby" or "Kody" or "Kory" or "Kozy" or "Kony" or "Gunner" or "Hunter" or "Tanner" or "Cutter".


Exactly. Sometimes letting the wife name the kid is a good idea. Otherwise, my son might have been named Clemente or Mario or Bettis or Ward or something like that.
   10. Russ Posted: March 28, 2012 at 02:43 PM (#4091426)
Still, 5 years from now, Preston will get 6% of the HoF vote.


Given the apparent grasp of the HOF voting rules by the people who do the voting, this would not surprise me in the least.

   11. Dr. Vaux Posted: March 28, 2012 at 03:21 PM (#4091478)
Exactly. Sometimes letting the wife name the kid is a good idea. Otherwise, my son might have been named Clemente or Mario or Bettis or Ward or something like that.


Mario or Ward would be okay. At least those are respectable names, unlike Braden and McKenzie.
   12. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: March 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM (#4091503)
Better than "Koby" or "Kody" or "Kory" or "Kozy" or "Kony" or "Gunner" or "Hunter" or "Tanner" or "Cutter".

Nope. Gunner is an awesome name.
   13. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: March 28, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4091650)
Nope. Gunner is an awesome name.


It's an appalling misspelling of the badass Viking name "Gunnar". Even Ricky Nelson didn't manage to #### it up like Papelbon did.
   14. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: March 28, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4091729)
Maybe he'll wind up on the Somerset Patriots. One of these years, Jeff Nettles has to retire.
   15. Tippecanoe Posted: March 28, 2012 at 09:39 PM (#4091885)
It's an appalling misspelling of the badass Viking name "Gunnar".


Words evolve, disirregardless of whether or not you want them to, you language Nazi!
   16. MM1f Posted: March 28, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4091979)
Exactly. Sometimes letting the wife name the kid is a good idea. Otherwise, my son might have been named Clemente or Mario or Bettis or Ward or something like that.


In my (limited) personal experience it is the wife who is more likely to prefer some silly new-fangled while the husband lobbies for a more normal John, Michael, Brian, ect.

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