Tuesday afternoon was a slightly cheerier time in NatsTown than Thursday morning. On Tuesday afternoon, the Nats had the best record in baseball, had won seven of eight and were watching the modern-day Phillies be dismantled.
Then, of course, Philly beat the Nats twice at home, and Washington’s NL rivals got better, and there are more injury concerns, and blah blah blah.
But when Davey Johnson spoke with Dave Jageler for Tuesday’s pre-game show on 106.7 The Fan, he was feeling spry, which led to this answer when he was asked about Philadelphia.
“I have no sympathy for ‘em,” Johnson said. “Shoot, I’m still missing three key players — I’m missing Willy Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth. They’re not in my lineup. So they’ve fallen on some hard times over there, and they had a little fire sale today, which was fun for me to watch.”
Later, Jageler said something about how Johnson enjoys beating the Phillies.
“No question about it,” the manager answered. “I’m gonna have a little conversation with Charlie — he’s an old good buddy of mine — and see how he’s weathered it over there. See how he likes looking up instead of looking down.”
Natitude, or something.
(Via someone, though I forgot whom. Sorry.)
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