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Boomer Esiason Thanks Retiring Nats’ Manager Davey Johnson

by Chris Lingebach
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Manager Davey Johnson doffs his hat to the crowd as he is honored on the field prior to his final regular-season home games, a day-night doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, at Nationals Park. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Manager Davey Johnson doffs his hat to the crowd as he is honored on the field prior to his final regular-season home games, a day-night doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, at Nationals Park. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Boomer Esiason used one of his daily CBS Sports Minutes – which run over 106.7 The Fan airwaves and CBS-owned sports stations across the country every half hour – to pay respects to retiring Nationals manager Davey Johnson on Tuesday.

Johnson, who will definitely manage his last game on next Sunday now that the Nats have been eliminated from playoff contention, was honored at Nats Park over the weekend.

Esiason, who frequently uses his sports minutes to blast athletes in need of a good blasting, used much of this particular real estate to quote GM Mike Rizzo, who gave a touching speech in tribute of Johnson.

“Last year Johnson led the Nats to a league-high 98 wins and their first NL East division title,” Esiason wrapped it up. “Of course, I’ll be forever grateful to the 70-year-old skipper for guiding my beloved mets to the 1986 World Series championship. Good luck in retirement, Skip. We love you.”

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