Before the Blue Jays-Yankees three-game series, Toronto Blue Jays bench coach Don Mattingly is experiencing an emotional roller coaster.

Mattingly played for the Yankees from 1982–1995. He coached the team from 2004–2007 after retiring

He has an unbreakable bond with his old company. Mattingly said entering Citi Field was different

The Mets played. The Yankees. The Yankees and Yankee Stadium make it different.

Don Mattingly, the Yankees' hitting coach from 2004 to 2007, was not offered the managerial role

Disappointed, he became the Dodgers' hitting coach from 2008–2010. In 2011, the Dodgers hired him as manager

He served until 2015. From 2016–2022

he managed the Miami Marlins. The Blue Jays hired him as bench coach on November 30, 2022.