Okay, this is just fucking awesome. I love Johnny Damon, and his team, Thailand, will be playing the Philippines on Wednesday, GUH.
I hope he gets back to the MLB and gets his 3,000 hits.
Lee Jenkins, SI.com
I would like to be the first to invite Johnny Damon to Old Timer’s Day immediately following his retirement. If it weren’t already so, Johnny Damon is now officially a Yankee for life.
Heart ya, Johnny.
Thanks for everything, Johnny. Don’t hurt us at the plate this year, ‘kay? (Though you probably will.)
(Photo of Johnny Damon, who signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, by Ernst Peters / the Ledger via the New York Times)
Damon? Still safe.
(Photo: Chang W. Lee / the New York Times)
Yankees outfielder JOHNNY DAMON, on the art of hitting - specifically with two out in the top of the ninth, tied score during Game Four of the World Series facing Phillies “closer” Brad Lidge.
Ineloquent or not, I could listen to Johnny Damon describe that whole at-bat over and over again.
From right to left: the guy who scored the game-tying run; the guy who scored the game-winning run.
(Photo of a dashing Johnny Damon outrunning the Phillies’ Pedro Feliz by Barton Silverman / the New York Times)
From right to left:
Let’s go Yankees.
Johnny Damon, touching home plate, like you’re supposed to.
(Photo: Damian Strohmeyer / Sports Illustrated)
And, fucking awesome photo. Just awesome.
(Photo of Johnny Damon scoring on his homer in the eighth whilst Angel catcher Mike DiNapoli cries over spilt milk by Mike Blake / Reuters via the NY Times)