It looks like Johnny Damon’s obsession with the New York Yankees is not over yet. Today, the Detroit Tigers informed the part outfielder that they won’t be bringing him back for the 2011 season. Apparently, he’s not the kind of guy they want to be their fulltime designated hitter. Really? What gave them that idea? The .271 average or was it the eight homeruns?
“They told me they are looking for a prototypical type DH like Adam Dunn,” Damon told the New York Post. “They said they need that type of bat in the middle of order. I am a No. 1 or 2 guy, so . . .”
That’s not the main point of this thou. The Post asked him about a return to the Bronx and he jumped all over that opportunity. It’s very easy to tell what team has his heart.
“I would love to have that as an option,” Damon told The Post when asked if Johnny II in The Bronx were a possibility. “It would be very exciting to go back there.”
Now is this really a possibility? Not a chance in hell. What good would he provide the Yankees?
Bringing Damon back would be like taking a step back in time. Almost like admitting a mistake in letting him go but in reality there was no mistake ever made. General Manager Brian Cashman felt Damon hit the end of his road and it was time to move on and he wasn’t wrong.
I can understand why Damon loves the organization so much. He got a taste of winning as a member of the Boston Red Sox idiots group but the taste was much sweeter in New York. Winning there is held on a different level then any other city and he enjoyed the pressure and the admiration you get after.
But really, Johnny thank you for everything did in New York, all of us Yankee fans really appreciate it. Understand this thou most of us have moved on, maybe it’s time you should too.
When its all said and done Damon will be wearing the jersey of a new team in 2011, that team won’t be the Yankees. Damon needs to get over that fact and see what team would be willing to pay him.
Who knows maybe you can have one last hurrah with the Kansas City Royals?