Believe it or not, Davey Johnson 'a geek'

Nationals' new manager in charge of a big league team for the first time since 2000

Originally Published: July 7, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- Davey Johnson turned 68 years old in January, but he still has a bounce in his step and the willpower to keep time at bay. It has been more than a decade since he bolted up in bed at 3 a.m. fretting over one-run losses, like so many of his big league managerial colleagues are wont to do. Take a 4,000-day sabbatical from the stress of the job, and it's bound to have a therapeutic effect.

Johnson looks fit and trim at 180 pounds -- or five pounds fewer than his playing weight ...

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