Gio Gonzalez bounced around the field at Nationals Park early Tuesday afternoon. He took violently goofy swings in the batting cage, came up smiling and bounded into the dugout to tell his manager not to worry, he'd worked on everything out there: power hitting, gap hitting, bunting. Everything.

Johnson and Gonzalez joked about when the barber was arriving to cut Gonzalez's hair, seemingly a daily appointment. Just missed him, Gonzalez told Johnson. The manager, who's been in baseball for the better part of the last 50 years, said he's never seen a pitcher so relaxed on the day he pitches