Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Would Johnny Do?

After your career had taken off in a city that even landed you a guest appearance on Arthur (one of the best children's series ever!), you would think you might want to go back to that city. Well, not necessarily. Johnny Damon blocked a waiver claim that would have shipped him up to Boston. He says that he really likes Detroit, and he didn't necessarily want to leave that. I totally understand where he's coming from, but when a team puts you on waivers, there is perhaps the idea that they don't want you anymore. The potential reason that Damon was a little bit concerned about the situation in Detroit was about playing time. Of course, at this point in the season, teams are bringing up young players, so it does make it seem like a veteran outfielder might be in the way. However, if he has no problem with it, I don't see any reason why he shouldn't stay with Detroit. He understands what is best for the team, so it make sense that that he'd be okay with Detroit. All in all, I hope it works out for him, but I cannot imagine how hard it must be to turn down a place where he was so loved.
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1 comment:

  1. I'd rather see Kalish, Nava and MacDonald in the outfield than Damon... and Papi DH-ing