"I did a clinic out here with some inner-city coaches, and they said their biggest issue was that they don't have any gloves for the kids, and I thought that was crazy," he said. "Baseball is a game of pitch and catch, and you can't catch without a glove. I think about all the lessons in life I learned through baseball, I want kids to have that same chance."
You can buy tickets on Dodgers.com. You can watch Mattingly learn even more of those lessons of life this season in a Dodgers dugout that will be sweltering. He says he only hopes his players have spent the winter watching another highly touted Los Angeles team struggle.