December 06, 2006

Johnson to reunite with Wright

Bryan Hoch at, writes abut Howard Johnson getting the first base coaching job and how David Wright views him:

"I had to learn how to play all three positions at Shea Stadium," Johnson said. "They're all unique. Based on that experience and really having to start from scratch, and get a feel for it and put it into practice in games, that will really help me. I can relate to guys."

Johnson said he was grateful for the opportunity to reunite with some of his former pupils from the Minors, including third baseman David Wright, who looks to Johnson as a sort of father figure. Johnson said that Wright received the third telephone call he made to relay the news, only behind his wife and parents.

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