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Porter’s focus remains with Nats

Sep 27, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT

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Bo Porter played a key role in Bryce Harper's development as an outfielder.

PHILADELPHIA — On the day he was officially named manager of the Houston Astros, Bo Porter found himself in an unusual, yet familiar place: The third base coaching box, wearing a Nationals uniform.

That will remain the case as long as the Nationals are still playing ballgames in 2012. Once their season ends, Porter will head home to Houston and turn his full-time attention to his new job. Until then, he insists his head and his heart will be entirely in Washington.

"Right now," Porter said, "all I really want for Christmas is one thing: a World Series ring."

"My focus is on the Washington Nationals and our quest to win the World Series title," Porter added. "I don't want this to be anything that distracts from what we're doing here. We have a chance to really do something special. The guys in the clubhouse, they know that I'm committed. Davey Johnson, the rest of the coaching staff, Mike Rizzo, the Lerner family, they know that I'mRead more »

  1. waddu eye no - Sep 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    bo knows(am i the 12th person to say that by now?)gyfng

  2. natsfan1a - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Dang, I was just about to post that. ;-)

  3. Section 3, My Sun Monster Sofa - Sep 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    bo knows(am i the 12th person to say that by now?)I knew I'd heard it somewhere before.

  4. SonnyG10 - Sep 28, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Congrats Bo. Glad you'll be in the American League so I won't have to root against you for a while.

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