Larry Brooks had this interesting piece in his New York Post column today:
Johnny Damon, who staggered under and dropped a fly ball in the second inning after missing a liner in the first, is having his second straight bad season, and with one more year to go on his $13M per contract, appears as bad a position-player signing as Brian Cashman has ever made.
It made me think of a quote from his father that he made right after Judas left the Red Sox and signed over with the Dark Side. Here it is:
"Mark it down, it's going to be another Babe Ruth," Damon's father, Jimmy Damon, told the New York Daily News this spring. "They sent Johnny off just like they sent off Babe Ruth. It's going to be another big, big mistake. They made the biggest mistake of their lives." (USA Today, April 25, 2006)
The son's not the only "idiot" in that family.