In an Attempt to Inspire His Players, Marlins Manager Don Mattingly Had a Cinder Block Smashed on His Chest

Some managers go to extreme measures to pump up their team.

Don Mattingly

To get his team pumped up for their Spring Training game Wednesday, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly went to extreme measures. He didn't give them a pep talk. No, that would not be enough for Donnie Baseball. Instead, he called for a cinder block to be smashed on his chest by a sledge hammer.


 "Radical Reality," a jacked team of motivational speakers who use freakish displays of strength to deliver their message, visited the Marlins clubhouse.

"Trust. That was all about trust," Mattingly told the Sun Sentinel. "That was kind of cool. I'm glad I didn't have to see it. They blocked my face from it."

The motivational act proved effective. The Marlins won their game against the New York Mets, 6-2.

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