Cheers for Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon stepped into the batter’s box at George M. Steinbrenner Field this afternoon in the first inning, preparing to hit against Damaso Marte, and heard a warm round of cheers coming from the stands.

He then stepped out of the box and tipped his batting helmet to the crowd, earning a standing ovation. Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez also clapped for Damon, who then squirted a single past Robinson Cano’s dive and received another round of applause.

The Yankees started Marte instead of Andy Pettitte because of the very real threat of rain heading this way. Instead of Max Scherzer, the Tigers gave the ball to Minor Leaguer Jon Kibler.


Still mourning the loss of Johnny Damon. I even liked him when he was with Boston because he seemed like a really nice guy and not part of the Sox’s hateful agenda. Love you Johnny.


MON – MAR – 29 – at Orioles – 7:05 PM – MASN*
TUE – MAR – 30 – at Braves – 1:05 PM – CSS**
ss – ss – ss – vs Blue Jays – 7:05 PM – YES
WED – MAR – 31 – vs Twins – 1:05 PM – YES/ESPN
THU – APR – 1 – at Blue Jays – 1:05 PM – –
FRI – APR – 2 – vs Orioles – 1:05 PM – YES/ESPN
SAT – APR – 3 – vs NYFutureStars – 1:05 PM – –
SUN – APR – 4 – at Red Sox  – 8:05 PM – YES, ESPN2
* Orioles feed
** Braves feed


Amen! I’m going to a Tigers/Brewers exhibition game and will be cheering for my old hero Johnny. He was a great Yankee, and still a nice guy and dedicated baseball player.


He deserved it. Especially after he went to third base against the Phillies.


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