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Johnny Damon, who hit .222 in 2012, feels he can 'outhit at least half the league' & itches to return

Johnny Damon, who retired in 2012 batting .222 (and played in the Yankees Old Timer's game for Christ's sake), wants back in.“When you feel you can still outhit at least half the league and you don’t get that call, it’s rough,” Damon said Friday. “The biggest reason to play is to have a chance to win. Obviously, 3000 hits would be great but winning is the reason...
Via Bob's Blitz
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon makes crazy comments about comeback

To say Johnny Damon is modest would be an understatement. Prior to the 2014 season, the former outfielder announced to the world that he was available to play and/or manage…but only at the Major League level.  Now, the 40-year-old would like the world to know that he’s better than half of the guys out there earning a paycheck swinging a bat on a daily basis. “When you feel...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon, 40, ready for comeback: ‘I could outhit half the league’

The league may have thought it was done with Johnny Damon, but Johnny Damon is not ready to be done with the league.  The former Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees outfielder expressed regret that he has not been approached by a contender as a free agent.  Via a phone interview with the Associated Press, he promised he could still hit: “When you feel you...
Via Reading Between The Seams
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon not quite ready to be an 'old-timer'

Johnny Damon isn’t ready to call it a career. Via Lou DiPietro of the YES Network, Damon said of taking offers to continue his playing career, “I’ll listen, and it depends on how much time they give me to get ready.” Damon is now 40 years old and hasn’t played in the major leagues since August 1, 2012 when he was with the Indians. It was the worst season of his career...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Johnny Damon get beaned by former teammate during Yankees Old-Timers' game

Old-Timers' Day is a tried-and-true Yankee tradition that honors some of the great players to wear the famous pinstripes. Seeing so many Yankees legends -- past and present --gathering to share old stories is one of the things that still makes it special after so many years. Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson... Johnny Damon? Well maybe he's not considered...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon Beaned With Pitch During Yankees Old-Timers’ Game (Video)

Yogi Berra. Reggie Jackson. Johnny Damon? Most wouldn’t characterize Damon as a “New York Yankees great,” but he was honored as one Sunday, when he joined dozens of other former Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium for the team’s Old-Timers’ Game. At least one former Yank hasn’t forgotten what uniform Johnny Damon wore in his pre-pinstripes days, though. Former journeyman...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon: Got booted from baseball because I was clean

Johnny Damon insists he never touched a performance-enhancing drug during his 18-year MLB career. Unlike many others, Damon says he made his living without cheating. On Thursday, the two-time World Series champion told our friends David Baumann and Big Joe on 810 CBS Sports in Orlando that he has been thinking about his Hall of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2009 World Series may be tainted?

One of A-Rod's former teammates in the Bronx says the title the team won in 2009 may be tainted now because of A-Rod and the Biogenesis scandal. 

Via Bob's Blitz
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Damon to report to Indians on Tuesday; will wear 33

It is official. Johnny Damon will join the big league club on Tuesday- “The Indians will have some help blowing into the Windy City this week. Veteran outfielder Johnny Damon will join the club for its upcoming road series against the White Sox. Damon has spent the bulk of the past two weeks training at the Tribe’s complex in Goodyear, Ariz., but he will have a locker awaiting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Sources: Indians snag free agent Damon

Johnny Damon finally has a team. Damon, 38, will sign a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Indians, according to major-league sources. The deal will include a full no-trade clause and an "out" clause that will allow Damon to become a free agent on a specified date after outfielder Grady Sizemore returns from back surgery, sources said. Sizemore, who is on the 60...
Via Fox Sports
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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