Quote of the Day: Davey Johnson has had it

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Davey Johnson said it was “World Series or bust” this season for the Nats. So far they’re scuffling, however. And last night we got a rare look at a ticked off Davey Johnson:

“I’m usually pretty patient, but I’m getting to my rope’s end,” Johnson said. “The effort’s there, but we’re just not getting it done. We’ve got the players who can get it done, we’re just not getting it done. It’s time to get a little mad.”

For the normally even-keeled Johnson that’s the equivalent of the “Bull Durham” lollygag-your-way-around-the-infield speech.

They just need to start hitting. Right now it’s Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Kurt Suzuki and a lot of underachieving.

 

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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