Don Mattingly gets experience in AFL

Updated: November 19, 2010, 5:43 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLA.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- For the only active major league manager ever to manage in the Arizona Fall League, the end wasn't as much of a relief as he might have expected.

"I expected to be relieved," Don Mattingly said, just before his Phoenix Desert Dogs played their seven-inning finale against the Surprise Rafters on Thursday. "I'm ready to get home, just because I have a lot of stuff going on. More than anything, I just need to mentally shut it down a little bit because I have been grinding ...

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