Former “Nats Xtra” pre/postgame MASN show host Johnny Holliday received a World Series ring from the Nationals on Wednesday, the broadcaster announced on Facebook.
“What makes it so special is that I wasn't a part of last [year’s] run to that World Championship having stepped away after 12 years,” Holliday wrote. “I have said over and over how much I enjoyed those 12 [years], meeting thousands of fans, working with Mark Lerner, Alan Gottleib, Mike Rizzo, as well as Chris Glass from MASN, Bob Carpenter and of course my [long-time] partner Ray Knight.”
Holliday joined Knight behind the desk at MASN in 2007, broadcasting into the television sets of Nationals fans for over a decade before Knight was unceremoniously let go in 2018 following a verbal dispute with another coworker. Out of loyalty for his partner, Holliday left MASN as well after the season ended.
The longtime voice of Maryland basketball and football is now in his 80s, but has a resume that’s included covering now two eventual championship teams—even if he wasn’t in the booth during the Nationals’ 2019 season.
“How lucky can one get, to have a Maryland National championship ring from 2002 in men's basketball...now a World Series ring,” Holliday wrote. “Pretty darn lucky.”
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