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Terry Collins brushes off Johan Santana glove issue

Terry Collins watches from the dugout during a

Terry Collins watches from the dugout during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. (July 15, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

WASHINGTON -- Terry Collins probably wasn’t thrilled when Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked home plate umpire Brian Runge to have Johan Santana cover up the gold logo on his glove Friday night. He likely was less thrilled that Johnson, whose team is going in the opposite direction from Collins’ struggling Mets, took the initiative rather than after hearing a complaint from one of his players. “I was worried that when we got runners on base that the reflection off that shiny gold thing on there could shine in their eyes,” Johnson said. “Because it was hitting me in mine.”

But Collins brushed it off. “I don’t get into talking about other managers’ moves,” he said. “I got my own problems. I’m worried about getting some hits right now.”

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