When Johnny (That's Right!) Damon Comes Marching Home...
Johnny Damon haters out there. And I know there are plenty of you...I was too up until I read this about him. So please, read this, and maybe you'll change your minds. After all, baseball is JUST a game. But this? This is as far from a game as it gets........
TAMPA, Fla. -- "Johnny Damon has reveled in the fruits of life in America. He plays baseball for $13 million a year, and he wears fame comfortably.
The shoulder-length hair is long gone, but Damon is not shy about wearing patriotism on his sleeve.
"I know we're [divided] about the war," Damon said of the U.S. involvement in Iraq. "But we need to take care of these soldiers who've made the sacrifice for our freedom. ... It's about our country. It bothers me when people dog the country. We're free, we have the ability to make millions of dollars, and people are complaining."
For Damon, his new passion is not about politics, but people. He became a national spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project last September, and has taken a personal interest in helping wounded veterans rebuild their lives.
His father, Jimmy, was a career Army officer who served in Vietnam. Johnny Damon, 33, spent much of his early life on Army bases, and often wears military-themed attire; it's part of him.
"My father's told me things in the last few years that he wouldn't tell me as a child," Damon said. "The thing that really inspired me is when I went to Walter Reed hospital last year, for the second time, and I saw the progress people were making."
Peter here. I feel so much better about Johnny Damon as a human being and a citizen of this great country. A country right now burdened by our President's baffling and stubborn idiotic ways, but as for Johnny Damon? WAY TO GO. Please don't confuse life with the game that we love called baseball. The entire article is linked when you click on this post's title. So please read it. And ask yourself this. Do you still feel the same way about him? I'd love to read what you have to say. Thanks......my Dad too served his country well. And I know this will bring out the Damon hatred in some of you, but I don't give a damn. Read the entire article if you can. Thanks....and disagree if you want. We all need our voices to be heard. And I'm waiting to hear yours! Right or wrong...weak or strong. Bush or (I wish) no Bush.