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Johnny Damon took a lot away from the game of baseball in his 18-year career, including two World Series titles and 2,769 hits.
Damon is now looking to give back to the game of as he prepares to play for the nation of Thailand in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old has not signed with a Major League club for the 2013 season yet, and is using his time away to build a baseball culture in Thailand.
According to Evan Drellich of MLB.com, Damon believes that a baseball community can develop in the country — though it may take some time. The former big-leaguer predicts it may take anywhere from 10 to 20 years for Thailand to find a baseball identity, but the possibility is certainly there.
“[Baseball is] really almost non-existent [in Thailand]. Guys play softball more here,” Damon said. “This is actually very good timing that I can come out and talk about it. There are some talented guys who may have been equivalent to, [in] the U.S., … Double-A [players]. There’s still some...
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Johnny Damon hasn't decided whether he will continue his major league career.
But he's still playing baseball at the moment - for Team Thailand.
Damon, 39, will suit up for the Thai national baseball team during the World Baseball Classic qualifier at Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan, held Nov. 15-18. Damon is eligible to play for the team because his mother...
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona could be sending some of his current players to his old team.
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“Melky Cabrera is an interesting case. I could see Cabrera coming to Cleveland for a year to repair his game and image in one of MLB’s backwater towns.”
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