The Infamous Johnny Damon

by admin ~ June 15th, 2009.

 

It is only natural for people to change preference. Sometimes our choices differ and we tend to incline ourselves to choose a different path, or better yet, some just want change. It also rings true with player Johnny Damon who signed a 4 year contract with the New York Yankees for $52M on December 20, 2005.

He is New York Yankees number 18 and earned $13M as 2009. One of the highest paid Yankee players as well. Damon bats and throws with his left.

Nothing is even more interesting to Johnny Damon’s change of career team. He is a total fiend according to Red Sox fans because of his pick to switch teams and definitely something a fan does not want when their mind is set out that a player should be loyal. As a matter of fact, a t-shirt print was seen in an opponent’s shirt (Bostons) that read “Looks like Jesus; acts like Judas; throws like Mary,” Maybe Jesus characterized by his long hair, and Juda’s betrayal. It made me grin when I read this phrase. Fans can be very mean when you do somewhat out of ordinary.

 When he joined the team, because of the Yankees standards he was forced to clean himself up a bit with regards to grooming himself.

Since his indiscretion, his popularity even grew. But, Damon ignores his fans distaste over his imprudence, and sees it in a positive way because of the fact that he is simply a great player and is only experiencing transition in his career. Thus, he told the media that those people who booed him were just envious of his talent.

On top of his infamous behavior, he was wrongly accused by ESPN of being in the Mitchell Report and that his name was in the document, but when the report came out his name was nowhere to be found.

Johnny Damon received quite a handful of awards too. Including, being selected twice as All-Star in 2002 and 2005 and being in the 2004 World Series Championship.

It’s a good thing for Damon to be part of the New York Yankees for his career was spiced up.

Damon also has an unusual exercise routine that would make everybody laugh (well it made me!). He does naked push-ups in the locker room before a game. What’s more, he admits to pursuing cars in his block at night when speed limit is 25mph and he can truly match this on foot.

He is beyond doubt a great player that does not care what anybody thinks as long as he is doing his thing.


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