Johnny Damon is Dead to Me
Over at ESPN.com the Sports Guy unloads his mailbag with the plaintive cries and shrieks of terror that emanated from Beantown this past week as news came down that Johnny Damon, who was seemingly on his way to becoming one of Boston's all-time favorite sports figures, signed a deal with the Devil himself, George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees.
Here's my favorite one:
In what has become a sports rivalry of biblical proportions, do you find it ironic that Johnny Damon, aka Jesus, turned out to be, in fact, Judas? Can this rivalry between New York and Boston get any bigger? I know you can't bear to think of it but the only logical countermove by Red Sox management is to sign Clemens and instigate a brawl by having him bean Damon.I couldn't agree more. If you want to know what it feels like to have your heart torn still-beating from your chest, go read these e-mails. Painful.
-- J. Wood, Natick, MA