`Other' Johnson is managing, too

Postcard From Spring Training

March 16, 2007|By PETER SCHMUCK

Orioles broadcaster Dave Johnson still gets no respect. The new Los Angeles Dodgers media guide is out and the small section about his son, Steven, who is one of the club's young pitchers, has this to say about the family tree:

... is the son of Davey Johnson, a big league player and manager who piloted the Dodgers for two seasons (1999 and 2000).

Dave is pretty sure he never managed the Dodgers, though he long ago came to grips with the slings and arrows of sharing a name with a more widely known baseball personality.

When he meets people for the first time, the introduction invariably ends with, "No, I'm the other one," almost as if it were his mantra.

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