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Johnny the Jackass


#1

As a Red Sox fan, I just have to rant about that cocksucker Johnny Damon leaving the Sox for the damn Yankees.

Leaving the team is one thing- going to the team that were your arch enemies for four years is just ridiculous and appalling. I know, like every other asshole in sports, he follows the money like a donkey with a carrot in front of his nose. But I would just like to proclaim that if that horse's ass breaks his damn leg next year, I'll have no qualms. INFURTIATING!!

rant over.


#2

Jim Caple has a good column on this over on ESPN's Page 2:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/051221

He makes a compelling case that Damon is in for a less-than-stellar fit with the Yankees. OK, so they paid him more cash... but seriously, is he cut out to be part of straight-laced, overly corporate Evil Empire? Giambi has looked horribly out of place the entire time he has spent in NY and I can see the same thing with Damon.

Plus... it's the f-ing Yankees. Maybe $12M can make someone think differently, but I don't get it. You spend the last few seasons with them as your most hated rivals and then you just flip a switch and it's all "We are the team to beat..." and the "we" is NY?

I am still amazed by that kind of thing with pro athletes, even though I shouldn't be.


#3

He is just a professional changing corporations.

These guys don't buy into the hype that the fans do.


#4

$50 million for four years.

Don't worry Irish, your revenge is coming. No way he can live up to that contract.

Another typical Steinbrenner move. More style than substance.

Damon is a good player. But his age and good don't warrant that much cash. Vengence will be yours next Oct.


#5

As a Yankees fan I feel that this was a retarded move.

Like previously stated "typical Steinbrenner move." Fuckin jackass.


#6

Thats what I'm hoping.

And Zap, its Red Sox- Yankees. Its not like a corporation. Millions of people don't pay attention to waht you are doing at your regular job. The whole country has eyes on baseball, especially now.

Either way, screw that pric bastard


#7

As a yankees fan, I reluctantly welcome jesus into the family. Its a little hard to swallow, but think he could be a goo addition, although I will miss seeing him with his beard and hair. At least he's on the right side now.


#8

I like the Red Sox - but I really doubt that they will make the playoffs next year.


#9

Well I have heard rumours that Theo Epestein is back, not at an "official Position", but, you what that means.

They fucked up by not keeping him, but I don't think our ship has sunk yet.

Not like it would be anything new.