Here is a link to the first stupid article I have read about Johnny Damon being picked up on waivers by the Red Sox. Don’t worry though people because it won’t be the last article to totally try and re-write history and somehow make Johnny Damon an innocent victim in all of went on here back in 2006.
First lets start with the booing. You sell the red sox out and become a Yankee you will get booed. It doesn’t matter if your name is Alan Embree, Mark Bellhorn or Judas Johnny Damon.
Second Johnny had a great game 7 of the ALCS but people seem to forget that he was a big reason the team was in a 3 game whole. Before the grand slam and home run Damon was 3 for 29.
Third the Sox DID NOT screw Damon. That is a false attack Damon made up in his big fat ego maniac head. The red sox offered Damon a 3 or 4 year deal at 10 million a year and Damon said it wasn’t enough. Then he went to the Yankees. The Yankees made him a slightly better deal and told him except the deal now and don’t go back to the Sox and that is what he did. Damon never came back with a counter offer.
NO ONE treated Pedro badly when he left. Or Manny for that matter. Pedro threw out the first picth on opening day so if he was treated badly on the way out it was news to him. Manny tried to beat up the traveling secretary and that is the last thing in a list of things he did while he played here that finally got him traded out of town. The funniest remark was that we treated Kevin Millar badly. Wow now that is hilarious. We can’t get rid of Millar. He was on our preview show the other day. He is the only player not from the Sox to have a song played for him before each at bat when he played for the Orioles.lol Whatever Damon.
I am one of the people that firmly believes that the Sox did not want Damon but picked him up to prevent some other team from getting him. If you really think Johnny Damon is an improvemnt over the kids we have out there now you are brain dead. I would much rather have Mcdonald, Nava, Kalish and Bill Hall out there then Damon. ALL of them have a better arm and each one has contributed big time to the Sox in one way or another. Damon would be no improvement.
It’s kind of hard to take writers like the idiot that wrote the above article seriously when they make comments like ” Johnny was booed when he came back as a Tiger” when the facts do not support that argument. If the writer has done his re-search he would realize Damon faked an injury when he came back to town and didn’t play.
Johnny has no right to act hurt that he got booed and the things he has said since this waiver wire happened have been down right strange. He has contridicted himself ten million times.
I could not find a single fan that wanted Damon back in Boston. NOT ONE friend of mine or casual conversation could even believe we were trying to get him back. Just because Jason Varitek wanted him back doesn’t mean us fans are ready to forgive Damon for the things he has said and done and lied about since he left. If he thinks he had it bad as a Yankee just wait till next year Damon. It’s going to be ten million times worse.
Damon stayed in Detroit because he is afraid Yankee fans will boo him if he comes back and right now that is the only ex team Damon has that actually thinks of him in a positive light.
I like the Tigers. They WERE my second fave team in the AL before they got Damon but if they believe the fairy tale he fed them about wanting to be a tiger for life then they are in serious need of help. If any team offers Damon more money he will be gone in a flash because all the BS he fed you over the last 2 days he fed us 4 years ago. We were smart enough to know better. Are you?
In other news Rajon Rondo dropped himself off the US team for the World Championships BEFORE he was going to be dropped. I said it before I’ll say it again Rajon Rondo’s career is because of the big 3 not because he has any talent. It’s easy for him to shoot when he is a forth option. Unless you are going to claim playing with Chauncy Billups as the same as playing with Garnett I rest my case:)