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Friday, July 04, 2014

Johnny Damon: ‘Ready’ for comeback

The three-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and five-time .300 hitter is staying in shape, swinging the bat and eager to return to the majors. The 40-year-old Damon last played for Cleveland in 2012, but isn’t quite ready for retirement.

“When you feel you can still outhit at least half the league and you don’t get that call, it’s rough,” Damon told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday. “The biggest reason to play is to have a chance to win. Obviously, 3,000 hits would be great but winning is the reason I started playing this game. I’m going to continue to stay in shape and I’ll be ready.”

Damon hit 222/281/329 in 207 AB in 2012.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 04, 2014 at 02:47 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Sweatpants Posted: July 04, 2014 at 03:48 PM (#4743385)
I mostly think Damon's full of it. On the other hand, the Braves' backup OFs have a 64 and 35 OPS+ respectively, and the starting CF has an OPS+ of 70. If Frank Wren signed Damon I don't think I'd be able to complain about it.
   2. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:04 PM (#4743472)
Maybe they should test Damon for teh weed now, because he's gotta be high to think he's got another season in him.
   3. Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4743504)
Maybe he's just been watching the Red Sox outfield play all year.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:50 PM (#4743573)
5 players, 50% of games in LF/RF/DH, min 200 PA, OPS<=620: Domonic Brown, Schierholtz, Venable, C Young ,Choice.
   5. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:51 PM (#4743578)
Damon hit 222/281/329 in 207 AB in 2012.


That's a 203 QEQA.
   6. Into the Void Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:53 PM (#4743584)
Wasn't he complaining just a few months ago that he was "blacklisted" from baseball for not taking steroids?
   7. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: July 04, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4743587)
Is he the biggest idiot ever?
   8. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 04, 2014 at 06:03 PM (#4743601)
It's a trap!
   9. Dale Sams Posted: July 04, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4743612)
Maybe he's just been watching the Red Sox outfield play all year.


Beat me to it. Or he's been watching the Angel DHs
   10. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: July 04, 2014 at 07:34 PM (#4743651)
CJ Cron is the Angel DH now, and while his OBP ain't great, he's twice the hitter Damon would be now...
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 05, 2014 at 01:34 AM (#4743783)
Johnny Damon: ‘Ready’ for comeback


"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
   12. DanG Posted: July 05, 2014 at 03:13 AM (#4743793)
He's tan, rested and ready.
   13. boteman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 07:40 AM (#4743817)
He's tan, rested and ready.

THAT'S RACIST!!!11!!
   14. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4745037)
This is the same man who wore a sleeveless jacket to his wedding. He's not bright.

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