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Davey Johnson is not in The Best Shape of His Life, but he’s preparing for it

Feb 29, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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The Nationals manager may be 69 years-old, but if Danny Espinosa can’t play, it’s go-time:

This spring, Johnson brought a cup and jock strap. It’s hanging up in his locker right now … On Tuesday, a representatives from Dinger bats came through the Nationals clubhouse. Johnson sat down with him and asked, “Do you guys make any B267s?” …  He asked for 34 inches, 32 ounces. When it arrives, Johnson will have a full set of playing gear.

Sadly, however, Johnson said that he wouldn’t don the cup because “I’ve been waiting to get in a little better shape.”  So sadly he is not in … The Best Shape of His Life.  Or at least those parts of him for which he needs the cup are not.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Any chance Johnson will live up to Ian Desmond’s hype?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM

      Yeah, I’m not quite sure what I meant either.

  2. sdelmonte - Feb 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    If he would be in the best shape of his life, he’s either a wonder of nature at 69, or was the best example of “no, we’re not athletes, we’re baseball players” this side of John Kruk.

  3. phukyouk - Feb 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    sooooooooooooo Johnson’s Johnson is not ready for baseball?

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