This actually came across our desk Friday, but between college hoops this weekend and the NHL Trade Deadline Monday, we didn't get to give this our full attention until today.
The video after the jump comes from an interview Nationals manager Davey Johnson gave to CSN Washington's Kelli Johnson. After Kelli Johnson asked "When you look at the season, when it's all said and done, will it be a disappointment -- a failure, in your mind, if this team does not make the playoffs?" Davey Johnson (no relation, as far as I know) came back with a bold statement.
"No question in my mind." Then, after about a five-second pause, Johnson doubled down.
"They can fire me."
Kelli: "Strong words."
Davey: "Yeah, we should be in the playoffs. There's no doubt in my mind."
We'll just point out here that while Davey Johnson is a spry 69 years old, one would think that he'd be a bit too old to be bluffing.