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Don Mattingly showing he's a leader

Dodgers' players rave about their manager and say he's 'a great communicator'

Originally Published: June 7, 2012
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Ruben Sierra took a long time to circle the bases after hitting his first home run as a New York Yankee in 1995. Then-Yankees manager Buck Showalter was not pleased, and prepared to talk to Sierra as soon as he reached the dugout. Yankees first baseman/captain Don Mattingly looked at Showalter and said, "I've got this.'' So Mattingly walked with Sierra up the tunnel that leads to the clubhouse, and privately -- so not to embarrass him in front of teammates -- told Sierra that his deliberate tour ...

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