I saw Susan Johnson in the tunnel near the clubhouse after the game. She just grinned and said, “He knows how to do this.” That was the whole conversation because we both know that he does __and better than any of the other managers who’ll be left on the N.L. side. Not saying they’re bad. But Davey is probably the only lock Hall of Famer in that room right now. And this NL East crown probably inked him for Cooperstown. Big success in four different places __Mets, Cincy, Balt and Wash. And all with different stytles, ages, payrolls, etc.
Once Davey gets in, he’s not a quick “out.”
Thomas Boswell on Davey Johnson, who managed the first baseball team I loved (and only one I’ve seen win a World Series - the 1986 Mets) and now manages the baseball team I currently love (the 2012 Nats.)
My baseball life has come full circle. And Davey Johnson was and is one of the main reasons I love baseball.