Dave Martinez will get his first opportunity to manage at the major league level in 2018 with the Washington Nationals. Today, at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida, Martinez held a Q&A with the media about preparing for spring training, his role as manager and what he learned from Joe Maddon.
Pressure reveals the true character of an athlete.
When the game is on the line, no one could hit like Reggie Jackson, David Ortiz or Derek Jeter. When you needed an out, leave it to Mariano Rivera, John Smoltz or Madison Bumgarner. Whether it was shear will, a laser focus or the ability to “clear the mechanism,” each of them rose to the occasion time after time after time.
Bob Carpenter is making his final trip to Shea Stadium this weekend.
Unlike fanatical Mets fans who have created so many memories there, Carpenter says he won’t miss it. His lasting memory will be “getting in a cab and leaving the ballpark,” he says with a laugh.
Carpenter, the play-by-play voice of the Washington Nationals, Carpenter is a two-time St. Louis-area Emmy Award winner for his coverage of the Cardinals, and has been nominated for six Emmy Awards.
He joins us this weekend on Voices to discuss the Mets, Nationals and his scorecard.