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Harper, Strasburg recall Doc, Straw

Nats manager Davey Johnson has experience guiding young phenoms to stardom

Updated: July 26, 2012, 11:35 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals were about to polish off a series sweep of the nose-diving Mets in Wednesday's noon finale at Citi Field, and 69-year-old Nats manager Davey Johnson admitted it brought back memories, all right, to be back in the same patch of Queens where he once presided over the '80s Mets of Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry when they were kid phenoms, same as his kid stars Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg are for the Nationals now.

But one big difference is ...

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