Don Mattingly may be the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he will forever be remembered as a Yankee from his playing days. In recent days, Mattingly has appeared in a viral video of people doing trick shots with footballs, baseballs, and basketballs for charity.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
12:21 PM Christopher Chavez
Donnie Baseball's son, Preston, recently signed with the Yankees and is expected to report to Spring Training with the team. Preston Mattingly recruited his father to be a part of the video, which stars several of his childhood friends. The ultimate goal of the video was to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, Indiana.
At the very beginning of the video, Don Mattingly hits a Giants hat off the head of a bear mascot and replaces it with a Dodgers one. If only Preston would show up his father by doing the same thing and replacing it with a Yankees cap.
The feat is impressive by the Dodgers' manager, but definitely took several takes to shoot. Evidence of that is at the very end of the video, when a blooper is shown of him nailing the bear in the head by accident.
Check out the video for yourself below. The Yankees need another bat off the bench. Mattingly is 50 years old. You never know if a crazy stunt like signing two members of the Mattingly family in one offseason could happen. We can only dream of seeing Donnie Baseball in pinstripes again...or re-sign Eric Chavez since he pulls off the closest look.