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  1. One more note on that Mets-Reds game

    David Schoenfield

    The other day, while writing about Astros manager Bo Porter using a pitcher, Tony Sipp, in right field for a batter and then bringing him back to pitch, I mentioned that 1986 game in which Mets manager Davey Johnson alternated pitchers Jesse Orosco a...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Davey Johnson

    David Schoenfield

    All-Stars born on Jan. 30 -- Davey Johnson, Charley Neal, Brooks Lawrence, Walt Dropo and Mickey Harris. Also born on this day: 19th century star Tony Mullane, 1955 World Series hero Sandy Amoros and 1970s pinch-runner extraordinaire Matt Alexander. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. Thirty thoughts on Orioles-Nationals game

    David Schoenfield

    It was 86 degrees in Baltimore on Wednesday night, the ball was flying and we had one of the most exciting games of the season, a 9-6 Orioles victory over the Washington Nationals and one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, including a six-run rally...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Harper's aggressiveness hasn't hurt him yet

    David Schoenfield

    Through nine games, Bryce Harper is hitting .417 with four home runs and eight RBIs, and is showing why Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson believed in hitting the 20-year-old third in the lineup. In Thursday's 7-4 victory over the ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  5. 2013 Nationals versus 1986 Mets

    David Schoenfield

    "This is one of the best ballclubs I've ever had." --Davey Johnson, Tuesday at the winter meetings. Now, Davey has managed some pretty good teams in his days, but there is only one "best" team on that list: the infamous 1986 New York Mets. That team...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  6. Jays make safe move in hiring Gibbons

    David Schoenfield

    There seems to be a prevailing attitude among fans, talk show hosts and so on that recycled managers are a bad thing. I don't agree with that sentiment. Well, unless it's Jim Tracy. Think about just this season: Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson were ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  7. Cardinals stun Nats in amazing comeback

    David Schoenfield

    We just witnessed one of the most amazing games in postseason history. Whether this game will eventually earn itself a place alongside other legendary games remains to be seen -- after all, Cardinals-Nationals doesn't quite have the same buzz to it a...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  8. Matheny makes first big blunder of playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    We'll be doing a lot of quick takes on managerial decisions in this space during the postseason. As always, ultimately it's the players who win and lose games, but it sure is fun to second-guess some of the key moves. Mike Matheny perfectly execut...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. A night in baseball: What we learned

    David Schoenfield

    One year ago -- 368 days to be exact -- Freddie Freeman batted in the bottom of the 13th inning with one out and grounded a 3-2 pitch from the Phillies' David Herndon to first base. John Mayberry Jr. started a 3-6-3 double play and the Braves' season...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  11. Nationals, Reds clinch: NLCS preview?

    David Schoenfield

    The most important weekend in Washington Nationals history might have been the final three days of the 2008 season. The Nationals began the weekend 59-99; the Seattle Mariners began the weekend 58-101. Both teams were horrible. The Nationals had lost...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. Ten important players for September

    David Schoenfield

    When Davey Johnson got his first managerial gig with the New York Mets in 1984 he took over a franchise that had lost 94-plus games in six of its previous seven seasons, and the only reason it didn't happen in the seventh season was due to the 1981 s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  13. Poll: How would you handle Strasburg?

    David Schoenfield

    Colleague Jim Bowden has a piece today about five managers on the hot seat and mentions Davey Johnson, not so much because his job is in jeopardy (the Nationals are 10-3) but because he'll eventually have to deal with the possible innings limitation...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  14. Brad Lidge might open as Nationals' closer

    David Schoenfield

    With Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen battling elbow inflammation and possibly not ready by Opening Day, Davey Johnson said Brad Lidge or Henry Rodriguez would serve as closer -- and not setup man extraordinaire Tyler Clippard. "It's hard t...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  15. Johnson: Harper will compete for right field

    David Schoenfield

    DALLAS -- Back in spring training of 1984, Davey Johnson was the first-year manager of the New York Mets, a club that had lost 94 games the year before. "I had to fight for a 19-year-old pitcher in New York," Johnson said Monday, retelling the sto...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  16. Podcast: Riggleman, Oswalt, blue eyes

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume hosted Friday's Baseball Today podcast . Was there news to talk about? Yes, there was. Mark and Steve discuss: 1. Jim Riggleman's resignation. Steve talked with Jim on "Baseball Tonight." Mark and Steve also discuss...

    Blog | June 24, 2011