Johnson hoping to save Tinker Field

VIERA, Fla. -- Although he is retired, former Nationals manager Davey Johnson let it be known on Monday that he cares about what happens in his native Orlando area.

Specifically, he's hoping to save 91-year-old Tinker Field.

"I want to put my two cents out there to save Tinker Field," said Johnson, who served as a batboy there in the 1950s.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the stadium is being torn down to help renovate the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.