NEW YORK -- It was 10:15 a.m., and Nationals manager Davey Johnson was walking around Citi Field. While he was exercising, Johnson had flashbacks of his experiences while working for the Mets.
Johnson worked for the Mets organization from 1981 to 1990. He managed in their Double-A affiliate, and then worked his way up to the Major Leagues, where he guided the Mets to a World Series title in 1986.
"It wasn't just here in New York. I really had a good time managing in their Minor League system," Johnson said, "... I had a lot of fun over here wearing that uniform."
Asked if it brought tears to his eyes, Johnson said, "Not tears. It would make my day if we sweep them here. It would make my year."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.