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‘I remember my first day with the Red Sox and I could not believe how boring the team was, how boring the clubhouse was and how miserable everybody was,’ said Damon. ‘I like to think that I helped change how fans looked at the team, how the media looked at the team and how the team got together and it was different. How the players stopped being afraid of failing, which I think was why we were able to accomplish something that hadn’t been done in a very long time. Now I want to bring that attitude to New York"

Johnny Damon calls the Yankees afraid of failing, boring, and miserable, all in one quick interview with the Eagle Tribune.  And he wasn’t just discussing A-Rod.  Can’t wait for Dull Gary (as Sheff is known to those in the clubhouse) to get a hold of the new guy to his right.  Should be an interesting year.

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5 comments… add one
  • And let the stupid JD comments begin, um, now.

    Brad January 30, 2006, 12:46 pm
  • You realize that with Millar, Damon, and Petey gone, the only Sock who’s going to function as the team spokesman is Curt Schilling?
    I do hope Damon shakes up things a bit with the Yanks. This is a new era. They live in the shadow of those great late 90’s teams, and, frankly, the players now are a lot more dysfunctional and colorful. They should embrace their nuttiness/ It worked for the Yanks of the late 70’s.

    Nick January 30, 2006, 1:00 pm
  • Hmmm The Eagle Tribune…I’m sure they’re lining up to buy that one at Hudson News.
    Anyhoo, Damon smack has become so dilluted over the short time he was in Boston that I can’t even begin to take him seriously when he starts doing it on the Yanks’ behalf.
    It’s great for the Yanks’ back page presence. (Too bad for Mets’ fans.)
    And while the 70’s dysfunction was entertaining, the 90’s corporate efficiency produced more titles. I’ll take the latter any day.

    lp January 30, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • That link doesn’t work for me (Firefox on a Mac) — maybe there are too many SSF (Schadenfreudin’ Sox Fans) clicking on it.
    So I haven’t read the interview, but sounds like A-Rod before he came, and that worked out just fine. DJ knows how to deal with guys like A-R and JD.
    For that matter it sounds like Reggie. But Derek and Mr. Torre are a lot smarter than Thurman and Billy.

    john January 30, 2006, 5:04 pm
  • JD will have a great year with the Yankee’s, but will he be happy with their conservative/ tight ways ?????
    He was a Rock Star in Boston, but in NY he will be Johnny WHO ?????????
    Too many hero’s in NY for JD.
    Hey Johnny, You really are an IDIOT.

    Lee January 31, 2006, 5:03 pm

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