Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Gospel of Judas

We knew this was going to happen. When Damon left the Boston for New York it was about money. The Red Sox half heartedly pursued him, knowing that he was asking for a huge contract over a ridiculous time. The Yankees (having no concept of financial limitations or age factors) gave him what he wanted and a new hair cut to boot. Meanwhile, the Red Sox pick up Coco Crisp and are content with the fact that they got younger and cheaper. And that’s that, right? It’s over. Said and done. Let’s just play ball?


He couldn’t stop talking in Boston, why would he stop in the biggest media market in the world? With the off-season DRAGGING like it is, I am surprised it took this long for good ‘ol JD to come out with a solid block quote:

"The Idiots ... that's gone, that carefree attitude -- it's gone. And it's a
–Johnny Damon, from Yankee Spring Training/Cast down with the

Good stuff! Well I can reassure you Johnny, this Red Sox team is NOTHING like the one we had in 2004. It doesn’t have the class clowns or the “Idiots” or the seventh inning open bar. Yes we miss it. Yes that’s sad. However, the team you are on now (Steinbrenner’s Straight Men) is going to take awhile to get used to your antics. Try the “Icy Hot in the cup” trick on Sheffield and see what happens.

I can tell you this, the comparisons and quotable quotes will continue. Damn it Johnny. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?