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Nationals manager, GM shrug off recent spat

Tuesday - 8/28/2012, 8:37pm  ET

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI - Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson and general manager Mike Rizzo say their recent argument was merely business as usual.

Johnson was heard shouting at Rizzo in the clubhouse following the first-place Nationals' most recent game Sunday at Philadelphia, a sloppy loss that extended their losing streak to four games. Johnson sarcastically suggested Rizzo should manage the team himself.

Before Tuesday's game in Miami, Rizzo said he was frustrated and probably too emotional. Rizzo said the argument lasted a couple of minutes, followed by a calmer conversation of 15 minutes. Johnson said he admires Rizzo because he's willing to vent when frustrated.


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