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Don Mattingly concedes nerves

Updated: February 20, 2011, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In his 14-year playing career, Don Mattingly exuded a quiet confidence. He played like nothing could rattle him, an important trait for a player who spent his entire career with the New York Yankees.

But on Sunday, the first-year Los Angeles Dodgers manager conceded he had some jitters about standing up to give the first speech to the entire team when the position players arrive in camp Monday.

"How long have I been thinking about it? The whole winter," Mattingly ...

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