Davey Johnson And Fire Me – In what will be his first full season as manager for the Washington National’s, the 69-year-old Davey Johnson says that if the National’s don’t make the playoffs this season they should, “fire me.”
Since the team has come into the league in 2005 it has never finished above .500 let alone made the playoffs. The best season was in 2005 when after starting with a 51-32 record the team collapsed in the last half finishing with an 81-81 record.
Last year the team finished with an 80-81 record it best since that inaugural season.
Johnson first joined the team as a consultant in 2006 then worked in the front office as the teams GM in 2009. After manager Jim Riggleman resigned from the team mid-season last year, Johnson took over the team at the field level.
For a team that has not had much success in its history thus far, and for a manger that knows what it takes to win, Johnson is making a bold statement. During an interview with Kelli Johnson of CSN, she asked Davey if it would be a disappointment this season if the team did not make the playoffs.
Davey Johnson who won the World Series as manager of the New York Mets in 1986 said, “No question in my mind, You know, and they can fire me.”
Kellii Johnson said that those where strong words with Davey replying, “Yeah, I mean, we should make the playoffs. There’s no doubt in my mind.”