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Don Mattingly reaching breaking point

Mild-mannered Dodgers manager sends a message, although subtle, as team struggles

Updated: June 19, 2011, 11:04 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly is a mild-mannered guy, far more a reflection of his upbringing in Evansville, Ind., than of his long, successful career as a big league ballplayer in the media fishbowl of New York. He also seems to be a fairly patient man, a personality trait that is fitting for a rookie manager whose job is to try to squeeze as many victories as he can from a team that, well, let's just say isn't exactly loaded.

Even mild-mannered, patient guys reach their breaking point, ...

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