LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers got their manager back Monday night as Don Mattingly returned to the bench after serving a two-game suspension over the weekend.
Surprised by the severity of his punishment, but understanding, Mattingly said the one thing he took out of the suspension was the need to keep his players calm and in check.
He added he was pleased that his team went 2-0 with bench coach Trey Hillman at the helm, and he's ready to get back to business with the Giants in town and the suspension over with.
"You accept it, move on, turn the page and all those things," said Mattingly, who added it was "a little weird" not being there during the games. "I don't plan on getting thrown out anymore."