Of course, Mattingly conceded this Interleague matchup "is a lot different" than the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. But the manager did some reminiscing on Friday afternoon with Boston in town for a three-game series.
Mattingly said his favorite moment against the Red Sox was in 1986, when Boston outfielder Jim Rice went into the stands at Yankee Stadium to retrieve his cap, which was swiped from his head by a fan as Rice made a catch down the left-field line.
"Probably the best picture is Jim Rice running up into the stands for his hat," Mattingly said. "He was about 20 rows deep. That was funny. He was chugging up those stairs for that hat."
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.