Tuesday, May 02, 2006

MacMullen, and Me, One Last Time, on JD.

From today's Globe............"Go ahead. Hate him if you want. Charge him with treason and make fun of his throwing arm and his wife and his Cheshire cat smile. But when you are done, admit you feel that way because you wanted him here, in center field, running into walls for your team.
The center fielder wants you to know, in spite of the split, he still respects you.
But Johnny Damon has moved on, and you should, too.
***Peter here, and I couldn't have said it better myself, although you all know I have tried, in comments all over my favorite blog spots. And here. The time is here to remember...these are the games that count. They count almost double! So let's remember that. Win tonight. That's all, just WIN. And may the last pitch AGAIN by thrown by Paps, at Pap's Time! A whole lot better than Miller time......


At 5/03/2006 7:10 AM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

The quarrel I have with the column is that Johnny most definitely has not moved on. The way to let an issue die is to...let the issue die! Johnny could have been instrumental in that but instead, he readily answered any & every question posed to him by the media instead of simply saying 'No comment' or even - gasp!- acknowledging that his first trip back will probably be difficult. Instead, (and because he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer), he's said some things that make him look like just another spoiled, calculating athlete. (And before anyone jumps on me for that, please note that I said 'looks like' because it's all open to interpretation.) Moved on? Fuhcrissake, he watched the Sox opening day game in the Yankees clubhouse. How do you think his new teammates interpreted that?

I really don't have a problem with him accepting a contract that was for the years and money he wanted because that is the nature of free agency. But please, spare me the whining and the spinning equating respect with dollar amounts, and 'true fan loyalty' with cheering for someone who consciously elected to go to an archrival. That's just insulting to a lot of fans.

At 5/04/2006 6:54 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

We can't shut him up. But we CAN not listen! I wish other Red Sox fans would get it!


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