If there’s one thing you want in a coach or manager, it’s the ability to keep cool under fire. There’s no one cooler than Nats Manager Davey Johnson.
Johnson’s pre-game news conference on Tuesday was interrupted by a fire alarm, and his reaction (or lack of reaction) created this 90 seconds of video poetry. Really, watching him sit there without a word or flinch is mesmerizing, like a captain willing to go down with his ship.
The alarm came at an awkward moment in a comment Johnson was making.
“It was shockingly beautiful, and big. I’m looking at it and I’m thinking, geez. My first one was in 1966, and, you know ...”