Damon's Shoulder Hurting Again! Georgie Must Be Overjoyed!
From the Daily News comes this little tidbit of interest to Red Sox fans the world over. I had to include it here. "ANAHEIM - Because of the chance of injury to his stars, George Steinbrenner hated the World Baseball Classic before Johnny Damon, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter even started playing for Team USA. His opinion of the tournament may have turned to rage when it was revealed yesterday that Damon has a sore left shoulder. Damon, who signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Yankees over the winter, was not in the starting lineup and did not take on-field batting practice before the game. He did hit in an indoor batting cage but his shoulder is "barking," Damon told a team spokesman.
It was unclear whether he was benched because of the shoulder or because of his slump. Damon is 1-for-7 (.143) in the WBC."
***Peter back again. Now what if this is the "lingering,never really goes away for a long time" type of injury? The Yankees FO must be bursting blood vessels, especially the head honcho, the man who thinks he knows all, Mr. Steinbrenner. Maybe his new reddish hair has turned a deeper shade of crimson. And how will this affect Johnnie's throwing arm? Many questions, and all of them are bringing me multiple smiles. I hope this story has legs.