Don Mattingly was an American baseball player, and the current Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he played his 14 season career with the New York Yankees and was a 9 time all-star including the 1987 season which Apathy refers to in this line.
He says the only thing that’s badder (meaning no one has harder bars) which is a play on the word batter. Mattingly' had the nicknames “The Hitman” and “Donnie Baseball” which he earned; boasting a .307 career batting average.
Apathy chose the ‘87 season here because Mattingly hit homeruns in 8 consecutive games this season, which is tied for the all-time record.
the 011' Apathy could compete with Don because he planned on laying down hit, after hit, after hit.
I suppose its up to the indvidual hip hop listener to decide if he delivered
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