I really wanted both foul poles 'til word leaked out, and now I am not sure it is going to be possible because everyone knows that I want themWatercooler Stories May 19, 2009
I really wanted both foul poles 'til word leaked out, and now I am not sure it is going to be possible because everyone knows that I want themYankees eye retired stadium pieces May 18, 2009
George Steinbrenner has that policy for a reason, and you have to respect thatDamon jumps ship from Boston to New York Dec 21, 2005
New York came after me aggressively and that's what sealed the dealDamon jumps ship from Boston to New York Dec 21, 2005
We're talking to a number of teams about Johnny here (in Dallas), and of course, the Red Sox are included in thatRed Sox offer arbitration to Johnny Damon Dec 08, 2005
Johnny David Damon (born November 5, 1973), is an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter with the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. From 2000–2008, he was third among active players in runs (1,008) and seventh in hits (1,590) and stolen bases (392). He is currently second among active leaders in triples (100), five behind Carl Crawford. He is also sixth among active players in career hits with over 2,500.
Damon was born in Fort Riley, an army base in Kansas. His mother, Yome, is from Thailand and his father, Jimmy, is American of European descent. They met while his father, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, was stationed in Thailand. Damon spent much of his early childhood as an "army brat," moving to several bases from Okinawa, Japan, to West Germany before his father left the Army and settled the family in the Orlando area while Damon was still a pre-schooler.
Damon was a quiet child, largely on account of a fluency disorder. "My thoughts just raced ahead of my tongue," says Damon of his problem then. "I’d sing songs as therapy, and I got better, but I just kept quiet most of the time." He played in Dr. Phillips Little League as a child. Damon attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida when during his senior year in 1992, he was rated the top high school prospect in the country by Baseball America, was named to USA Today's High School All-America team, and was the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year. Damon also played football in high school, once getting hit by Warren Sapp and sustaining the first concussion in his life.