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Mattingly: Selig did 'great job' as commissioner

Mattingly: Selig did 'great job' as commissioner

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly tries to stay out of issues above his job, but he did have comments about the announcement that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig would retire in 2015.

"Seems he did a great job to me," said Mattingly. "Labor peace for years. Seems like big strides in communication between the union and ownership. All the stuff with the performance-enhancing stuff. Getting more comprehensive testing. He's been great. The players have got to love him. They should."

Mattingly, a player representative during the 1994 strike that wiped out the World Series, conceded that he couldn't have predicted he would eventually feel that way about Selig, who was commissioner then.

"It would have been hard to think about it," said Mattingly. "There were so many battles every couple of years. Like anything else, it took '94 to say, 'That's enough of that.' Same with PEDs. The more it happened, the more comprehensive it got with better and better testing."

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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