"That's OK. That's part of the deal," Williams said. "We are ready to go. Everybody is ready and so am I. If you can't get excited about Opening Day, something is wrong -- just typical stuff."
When the games start, he hopes to step into the dugout and "get out of [the players'] way and let them go."
"I've never been in this spot before," he added. "Any time you have something that is new, there is a little anxiety to it. The Opening Day thing, I have experience in that regard [as a player and coach]. That's a fine. But I've never been in this spot, so that's anxiety."
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.