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Center Field Career Arcs: When & Why to Go Young

There are two ways of thinking about players with similar abilities, but differing ages. For the veteran, with his decreasing ability level, there is that incalculable advantage of “experience” and “leadership.” For the youngster on the rise, he brings a similar talent level, but the promise of greater abilities in the future. Knowing when to make the switch, however, can...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Yankees are partying like its 2009

In the offseason leading into the 2009 campaign, the New York Yankees decided to throw their money out to the biggest names on the free agent market, in hopes of heading back to their first World Series since 2003, and winning their first championship since 2009. Enter CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett and Mark Teixeira. Sabathia, Burnett and Teixeira – arguably the three best available...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No Red Sox, No 'Evil Ones' As All-Star Starters

There was a time when the American League All-Star team was peppered with pinstripes and Carmine Hose. For example, ten years ago, in 2005, Alex Rodriguez joined Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Johnny Damon and Jason Varitek as All-Star starters. No longer. Not one AL starter in next week's Midsummer Classic will hail from Boston or New York (even though Mark Teixeira is filling...
Via FenwayNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 vs 2009 Yankees: Looking back at the 2009 ALCS

One of the many perks of being a Yankees fan is that, when the team is struggling in a series, it’s usually always possible to look back to a happier series against that same opponent. With the Yankees struggling against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a flashback to 2009, when the Yankees beat the Angels 4-2 in the A.L.C.S, on their march to the their most recent World Series...
Via Lady At The Bat
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon Welcomes Seventh Child, Daughter Dreanna (Photo)

It’s lucky No. 7 for Johnny Damon. The former Boston Red Sox outfielder’s clan got a little bigger recently, as he and wife Michelle Mangan added the seventh child to their family. The couple welcomed a baby girl named Dreanna Michelle Damon on Monday. Damon, who had twins (Jackson and Madelyn) with his first wife in 1999, married Michelle in 2004. They had a daughter in 2007...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s worse things than Shane Victorino in right field

Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Bill Foley (@foles74)Contributing Writer I was sitting in a bar in Manhattan when I decided I could no longer hate Johnny Damon. Maybe I was persuaded by the Yankee fans that packed the bar for Game 4 of the 2009 World Series, or maybe I was worn out by the insults thrown my way by New York’s Finest earlier in the day as I ran the New York...
Via RedSoxLife
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon’s Breathtaking Waterfront Home Hits Market For $2.35M (Photos)

Johnny Damon might be an “idiot” in baseball circles, but he sure knew what he was doing when he bought his Windermere, Fla., home. The Los Angeles Times points out that Damon’s home in central Florida is on the market, and it comes with an asking price of $2.35 million. According to the Times, the former Major League Baseball player bought the house for $1.15 million in 2003...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon: Yankees Fans Need to Cheer Alex Rodriguez

It would appear as though Johnny Damon’s bid to become Donald’s Trump’s next apprentice is officially over. Sure, sure, the former big leaguer was booted during a boardroom bloodbath with a couple episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice” remaining, but, still…The Trumpster could’ve changed his mind, right? Right?!? Anyway, the NBC show concluded Monday night with a red...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Squawkers Exclusive: Johnny Damon sez Yankee fans need to cheer for A-Rod

People who know me in real life – or at least in my Facebook life – know that I am a big fan of "The Celebrity Apprentice."  I watched every single episode this season and thought that it was one of the most fun shows on TV. Anyhow, thanks to my tweeting about how much I like the show, and how I would love to be at the finale, I got invited to a media viewing party for the last...
Via Subway Squawkers
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon To The NOG: "No Hard Feelings"

Is All Forgiven?He was the consummate "Idiot" among a gaggle of eccentric players on the 2004 World Championship team. Now, Johnny Damon seems to be ready to "bury the hatchet" with the Red Sox ownership group. Damon had previously revealed that he wasn't on speaking terms with John Henry ever since his departure in 2005—alleging that the Ichabod Crane-like owner wouldn't pay him...
Via FenwayNation
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon Fired From The Celebrity Apprentice

And just like that…Johnny Damon is done. I’m not going to lie, when it was first rumored that the two-time World Series champ was going to be appearing on “The Celebrity Apprentice”…I got excited. And even though the oracle told us otherwise, we still had to be hopeful, right? I mean, this is Johnny Damon we’re talking about. Well, Monday night, during a boardroom bloodbath...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Edmonds to Join Cast of The Real Housewives?

Confession time. I was fine with John Rocker competing on “Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water” this past September. I actually, kinda wanted to see the onetime Atlanta Braves closer stick around longer than he did. I’m even okay with Johnny Damon taking his turn vying for Donald’s Trump’s attention on “Celebrity Apprentice”.  Sure, he hasn’t done much...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ recap: Put it AWAY, Geraldo

Before we get into this week’s Celebrity Apprentice recap, which again featured back-to-back episodes, let me warn you that Geraldo walks around in his underwear, and if my retinas had to be burned and I had to be scarred for life in general, then you too will have to suffer the same fate! The first task is to come up with a four-page fitness editorial to be featured in Cosmopolitan...
Via Bloguin Best
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon: Fenway Faithful Tougher Than Donald Trump

Donald Trump has a reputation as being tough. So tough, in fact, you’ve got to wonder why anyone would willingly appear on either one of his “Apprentice” TV shows. Sunday, Johnny Damon follows in the footsteps of Jose Canseco and Darryl Strawberry when he becomes just the third former Major Leaguer to audition for a job with the Trumpster when the latest installment of “The...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hipster Conquest of Major League Baseball

It was a deliberate and inexorable process that began almost fifteen years ago with the first wisp of hair that shot forth from the youthful face of Johnny Damon, and it endured over the years, gradually building momentum until we were finally hit by the ironic and vapid tidal wave of nihilistic philosophy; style over substance. It was barely perceptible, but over the course of the...
Via Baseball Essential
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

T.O., Johnny Damon to appear on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Donald Trump announced the contestants for the seventh season of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and the sports world is well represented. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson are among the 16 contestants this season, which premieres Jan. 4. Trump revealed the...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon to Compete on Celebrity Apprentice

Pop quiz, hotshots…what do Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco and Johnny Damon have in common? Answer. All three were All-Star outfielders, naturally.  All three won multiple World Series rings, including at least one with the New York Yankees.  And, as of the official announcement Tuesday morning…all three have competed for the love and adulation of one Mr. Donald Trump. That’s...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Years Ago, Today.

This is the most beautiful WPA chart you will ever see: http://www.baseball- reference.com/boxes/SLN/SLN200410270.shtml#wpa Three doubles by Trot Nixon. The lead off home run by Johnny Damon. The ball that Foulke snagged and Doug Mientkiewicz stole. Soak in the memories today. The Curse* was lifted 10 years ago today. Oh…and we won 2 more this decade! * There is no such thing as...
Via Fire Brand AL
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clutch Hits, Long October Games Highlight 2004 Boston Red Sox Season

It’s hard to believe, but a decade has passed since the Boston Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and won their first World Series since 1918. Since then, Boston fans have been spoiled with two more World Series championships and the attitude toward the Red Sox has changed from a team that always found a way to lose, to a strong organization that has won the most championships...
Via NESN.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

"Move over Babe, the Red Sox are American League Champions." 10th Anniversary of the 2004 ALCS. Game 7.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterOctober 20th, 2004. The Red Sox and Yankees were playing Game 7 of the ALCS, a series that had Boston three games down... and now, for the first time ever, a team being 0-3 forced a Game 7. The tension was obvious, the rivarly was at its best, the Yankees were desperate and the Red Sox were inspired. Game 7 was the ultimate rivarly experience between...
Via RedSoxLife
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Greener Pastures – Part 1

I suppose I’m unlike most fans in that I usually harbor no ill will towards players that leave the Red Sox, unless they bolt for the Yankees a la Johnny Damon.  Even Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees didn’t get me that upset.  Usually when a Red Sox player leaves, either via trade or free agency, I wish them well and think back on our time together family.  So watching...
Via Fire Brand AL
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Booming Bats

Booming bats and adequate pitching pushed the Red Sox ahead in the wild card race. They first went to Kansas City and emerged with a two-game sweep. The first was a 9-6 seesaw contest which saw Boston rally form a 3-1 deficit to go ahead 5-3 entering the ninth. In a strange set of events, closer Tim Wakefield fanned 4 hitters but, with his knuckler presenting problems for Jason Varitek...
Via Fenway West
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The prying, judgmental eyes of Johnny Damon cursed their inter-religious sex

This is priceless, from a thread on Reddit.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Joins Ted Williams, Johnny Damon With Feats

BOSTON — One inning is all it takes. The Red Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz imploded in the fifth inning, though, and the Sox walked away 8-3 losers. The Red Sox have lost four straight and five of their last six. They’ve dropped 15 of their last 20 games against the Angels. The Angels will look to complete...
Via NESN.com
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon Completes ‘Ice Bucket Challenge,’ Nominates Charlie Moore (Video)

Johnny Damon is the latest former athlete to join in on the ice bucket challenge, keeping it simple and straight to the point. Damon, who helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2004, doused himself in ice cold water to show his support for ALS awareness. Damon nominated three people, including Charlie Moore. What the former center fielder might...
Via NESN.com
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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