Manager Don Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti of the Los Angeles Dodgers converse in the dugout before the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on July 1, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Everybody and their mom is taking on the Ice-Bucket Challenge.
But, ALS is a disease I wouldn’t put on my worst enemy, so if taking buckets of water to the head leads to a cure, how can you say no?
Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly and General Manager Ned Colletti joined Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon as the latest members of the Blue Crew to take an ice waterfall for the cause.
Maybe, it’s to shed the embarrassment of being swept by the Brewers over the weekend. Either way, they’re doing their part.
Colletti went first and dropped the challenge on radio personalities Petros and Money, Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser and Mattingly, who must not have seen it coming, given the “What?!” he shouted off camera when Colletti called him out.
But, payback is sweet. Just watch Mattingly as he’s about to drop the bucket. His look says, “This is for not getting my a number-four starter before the trade deadline.”
Then it was the skipper’s turn. He called out Dodgers Video Coordinator John Pratt, Dodgers radio reporter David Vassegh and UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford.
What’s great in the video is how Mattingly braced himself to be doused, but gave the most disgusted look when the vertically-challenged Colletti only reached his shoulders.
“My shoulders are freezing,” Mattingly says.
I probably shouldn’t be getting such a kick at how awful that pour was, but it’s LA. They should know that in this town you’ve got to have some style with the substance.