Despite his bitter divorce with Peter Angelos and the fact that he manages the NL team down I-95, Davey Johnson still loves the Orioles. In his postgame press conference on Tuesday night, Johnson asked reporters if the Orioles had won their game in Toronto and tied the Yankees for first place in the AL East.
They had and former Bird was happy to hear the news.
“I grew up in this area,” Johnson told the reporters according to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times. “I grew up an Orioles fan. To see them playing like I always think the Orioles should play, it’s great.”
Boy howdy, DJ.
“Any time I get a chance [I watch them],” he said.
Johnson even told the D.C. reporters about his relationship with Earl Weaver, who lovingly referred to him as “dumb-dumb” and compared current O’s skipper Buck Showalter to the Hall of Famer. “Maybe when he argues,” Johnson said. “But he’s not down the runway smoking.”
Buck is usually standing in the dugout looking emotionless with his arms crossed. Up ten runs or down ten. That’s why Baltimore loves him.
“I’ll be really interested starting [Thursday] to see them go head to head with the Yankees,” Johnson added. “I may have to TiVo it.”
Davey Johnson owns a TiVo?