The Nationals introduced Davey Johnson as manager at Angels Stadium Monday before their series opener against the Los Angeles Angels.
Johnson is thrilled to get another chance at managing in the big leagues and is excited about the challenge with the talented and young Nationals.
He said he can handle life on the road again after 11 seasons away from the major league dugout.
“The ballpark is really your home,” Johnson said. “I was here at the ballpark at 11 o’clock today. I feel very comfortable here. I am looking forward to going to D.C. on Wednesday and getting my office squared away at that ballpark.”
Johnson said Pat Corrales will be his bench coach. He takes over a Nationals team that has won 18 of their last 25 games and are two games above .500.
Johnson was asked later in the news conference if the Nationals can make the playoffs this season: “most definitely”.