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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An Idiot in Exile

An 83 OPS+ in that critical, oh-so-formative year in Oakland.

Traderdave Posted: July 29, 2014 at 11:08 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Batman Posted: July 29, 2014 at 04:13 PM (#4759840)
He reminds me of Lenny Dykstra. I hope he doesn't end up the same.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 29, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4759864)
We went inside the mansion into a huge kitchen, which led to a living room the size of a banquet hall in Westeros. There were big flat-screen TVs, a massive bar and barbecue, an arcade room, a wrestling mat, a ping-pong table and a painting that mimicked Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" -- Damon takes the part of Christ, and his Red Sox teammates are the 12 disciples.


Looks like the centaur painter got a referral.
   3. Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: July 29, 2014 at 04:35 PM (#4759869)
An Idiot in Reprise.
   4. I Am Not a Number Posted: July 30, 2014 at 09:31 AM (#4760248)
I asked him who Luke Scott was.

Am I missing something? Is this meant to demean Luke Scott or does the author (on a site called Sports on Earth) really not know who Luke Scott is?
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM (#4760269)
and a painting that mimicked Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" -- Damon takes the part of Christ, and his Red Sox teammates are the 12 disciples.


Which must be a reference to that awesome sign:

"Looks like Jesus
Acts like Judas
Throws like Mary"
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 30, 2014 at 10:33 AM (#4760294)
Am I missing something? Is this meant to demean Luke Scott or does the author (on a site called Sports on Earth) really not know who Luke Scott is?


I think it means he's an interviewer asking questions trying to get good responses. It doesn't do any good as an interviewer to say "Oh yeah, Luke Scott, that guy who was on the Orioles for a while". The goal is to get Johnny Damon to say interesting things. Clearly he has some sort of opinion about Luke Scott, so ask him who Luke Scott is and he'll tell you what he thinks.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: July 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM (#4760313)

the author is Pat Jordan, who wrote a lot for Sports Illustrated and is/was one of the most accomplished sportswriters out there. He definitely knew what he was doing there.

two more from wiki:
- former minor league player for the (Milwaukee!) Braves
- is married to Meg Ryan's mother

   8. Der-K should've known better than to fly on AA. Posted: July 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4760363)
Do read A False Spring, Jordan's baseball memoir - highly recommended.
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 30, 2014 at 02:07 PM (#4760535)
Pretty good piece. Not that I would've expected any less from Jordan.
   10. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: July 31, 2014 at 08:12 AM (#4761120)
And he was a teammate of a Hall of Famer, too.
   11. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: July 31, 2014 at 09:50 AM (#4761157)
He reminds me of Lenny Dykstra. I hope he doesn't end up the same.

Eh. Dykstra's a total sociopath. Nothing in TFA suggests that about Damon, to me--just that he's kind of juvenile in certain ways.

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