Will Johnny Damon Be Liked? I Think So.
I was over at Jere's blog site (www.letsgosox.blogspot.com) and he seems to think that the Yankee fans will find it hard to actually like and accept Johnny Damon, the reason being that he will forever be considered an ex- Red Sox and never a "true" Yankee. Stop over at Jere's...he might even put a poll up but at least read his post on the subject. To me , this is a slam dunk 4 of a kind (Aces) easy question to answer. Johnny, as we Sox fans know all too well, is a nice guy who people look at, guys AND ladies, and sorta fall in love with. His soft spoken ways and his quickness to compliment his teamates rather than take the spotlight make him easy to like, if not darnright love, in a guy way. I can't tell you how many times I've said a silent thank you to the powers that be whenever his shining moments happened. He was full of shining moments while playing for Boston. I'm truly sad that he's gone and am steadfast in my belief that as a few months, or years, go down the pike, upper Sox management will be to blame for what WILL be known as a complete and utter fiasco resulting in him wearing pinstripes. And you know what? Henry and company will have no excuse as to why they did what they did. I know that it was confusion and wrong decision making, in other words, NOT BEING ON THE BALL. But it's all been said, here and other places. It just has not sunk in to many of us, even those who think it has. Wait until his first trot out to center field in the home opener for the Yanks. You will see and hear a growing roar of standing people yelling their heads off. And when he laces the second pitch into the right centerfield gap for a double, or he works the pitcher for an eleven pitch walk, people there will go nuts, just as they will all year as their love for him grows. And when he makes a tremendous running catch in left center to rob someone of an extra base hit, the same thing will happen. He's a nice guy through and through, and everyone will pick up on that, Yankee fans or just us regular human beings. I'll miss you, Mr. Damon, centerfielder and leadoff man for the New York Yankess. And may you do well, unless you're playing us.