Don Mattingly, I like you better as a ballerina.
And I’m not being facetious at all. Don Mattingly, I like you better as a ballerina. Mattingly just finished an acclaimed performance as “Mother Ginger” in “The Nutcracker.” Which, as I imply in my headline… IS AWESOME. And this happened like, a week ago… and I’m just hearing about this TODAY???? This is what happens when my personal life distracts me from the important things in life, Soxies.
Don Mattingly, you made me smile today.
In fact (take note, Stanks of past, present and future), when you don ballet shoes, you get a free pass on this blog. Hear that, former Yankee Don Mattingly? You get a free pass. The last time I gave a Yankee a free pass was… um… Aceves?
And, my submission for best quote of December comes from the artistic director, Mark Bush.
“I walked away headed to a corn dog stand and thought, ‘Don Mattingly is my Mother Ginger,'” said Bush.
Oh. It’s awesome.
“Kind of cool getting out on that limb a little bit,” Mattingly said after the performance. “Getting out of your comfort zone, doing something you aren’t usually involved with. It’s been interesting for me.”
I think ALL baseball players should dress up as ballerinas. You heard me.
I LOVE ballet. And I LOVE sports. Why can they NOT coexist? Genius, Don Mattingly.
For your next trick, I’d like to see Baseball On Ice. Oh! Oh! Oh! Or Baseball: The Musical. PLEASE CAN YOU PRODUCE BASEBALL: THE MUSICAL?????
Did you guys know about this? firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not EVER let me miss a good ballet story, guys!