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Davey Johnson is calm under fire (alarm)

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 ...”

I’m pretty sure he was talking about Edwin Jackson’s World Series ring. Or Gio Gonzalez’s smile.


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