Just when you thought Bryce Harper had registered the quote of the year for the Nationals with "That's a clown question, bro", Davey Johnson steps in with maybe the greatest/weirdest quote in Nats history when describing Joe Maddon. What's a weird wuss?
"I didn’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss, anyway. I understand where he’s coming from. His job as a manager is to protect the players. Striking out at who ever he thinks is causing your players any grievance. So I understand where he’s coming from. But he doesn’t know me from a hole in the hill. Or I him, for that matter. But I do know the rulebook, and I do try to follow it."
(Davey Johnson, via Nationals Journal, 6/20/2012)
So is a weird wuss better or worse than being chicken [bleep]?
Oh, and here's Maddon responding to Davey (and saying free agents should reconsider signing with the Nationals in the future) and Davey's comments about Maddon's Tweeter, etc., via MASN's Byron Kerr:
Davey is right. I am incapable of reading the rule book. And there is also reading between the lines in some situations that needs to be looked at too. He has been around long enough, he knows better than that."
Johnson said he wasn't going to engage in a shouting match with Maddon because the Rays manager is on "Tweeter" and has more followers.
"Most men have tweeters," joked Maddon. "I would never use my tweeter to an unfair advantage."
(via MASNSports.com, 6/20/2012)
And more Maddon from Kerr, via Tweeter:
"Like I said before, we don’t start stuff, but we will finish stuff."
(Joe Maddon, via @masKerr, 6/20/2012)
That weird wuss is fake tough!
(Screencap via MASN)