We all have the temptation to be backseat drivers when it comes to decisions that don't work out the way we want.— Don Mattingly
The most surprising Don Mattingly quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
When I gave up me, I became more. I became a captain, a leader, a better person and I came to understand that life is a team game...And you know what?...I've found most people aren't team players. They don't realize that life is the only game in town. Someone should tell them. It has made all the difference in the world to me.
Good teams I played on... just the tone that they play with, the energy they play with, how they go about it. When you get it going the right way, you get everyone going in the same direction and it's a powerful thing.
You never know who’s watching.
His reputation preceded him before he got here.
I have had many occasions this year where I questioned and second-guessed my decision in a game, but it comes down to learning from mistakes and being accountable for what you did right or did wrong.
I can't concern myself with what's going on with the club or what the media is writing. If you pay attention to those things, that's when you get yourself in trouble.
I'm always writing at night - things I would change, things I would do differently. When I write a note, it sticks in my head differently.
I'd like to say this was our worst game. Unfortunately, I can't.
Managers have people second-guessing them all the time.
When I write a note, it sticks in my head differently.
Baseball's still a game. I don't want it to be work. I want it to be a game.
What did I do to deserve this?
I don't know what to say other than you're really honored another team is looking at you.
I like being close to the bats.
I'm not afraid of criticism or what somebody may think.
Has he (Rickey Henderson) ever been here (Spring Training) the first day? You have to say Rickey's consistent. That's what you want in a ballplayer - consistency.
Nobody can see into the future. Nobody knows what going to go on.
Honestly, at one time I though Babe Ruth was a cartoon character.
I really did, I mean I wasn't born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana.
The players get no respect around here.
They give you money, that's it, not respect. We get constantly dogged and players from other teams love to see that. That's why nobody wants to play here.
If you don't second-guess yourself, then you are not trying to get better.
I've wanted to manage a long time and I've been moving in that direction.
I definitely want to manage. I just don't think it's the time right now.
I want to be on the field. It's a better place to talk to the guys. It's a relaxed atmosphere. You want to make sure you know what's going on, not just with the hitters.