posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 02:07 PM
No. That man is a cancer on the game. And before he was that, he was a convicted felon who had illegally funneled money to, of all people, Richard
Nixon. Daddy's money, of course, because the little punk has had that 24K spoon in his mouth for his whole life.
And I most certainly would NOT have made that decision. Damon had already made over $49,000,000 in his career, not counting commercials. He needs
MORE? And Boston was going to give him, oh, 100 tons more. He needs 110 tons more? That counts for more than being an (overrated) idol?
He's a whore, and guys like him ENABLE a cancerous mountebank like Steinbrenner to poison this great game that was, as I said, once unquestionably
recognized as America's game--a game that drew ALL the great athletes, because it was where all the popularity and money was, not football or
In her famous antiwar anthem, "Universal Soldier," Buffy Sainte-Marie said of the Universal Soldier, "But without him how would Hitler have condemned
them at Dachau? Without him Caesar would have stood alone. He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war, and without him all this killing
can't go on."
I'm obviously not going to suggest that Steinbrenner, as horrible an excuse for a human as he is, should be compared to Hitler. But if zillionaires
like Damon, and all the others already hired in mid-career for hugs sums by "The Boss," would tell Steinbrenner that they're not going to take his
fortunes because they're not going to swallow his s---, that team would collapse and die. Isn't that a wonderful thought?
So yeah, if some young player who's "only" made 4.5 million in the majors gets that kind of offer from Steinbrenner, I can see why he has to take it.
Damon? Or, for that matter, A-Rod? Or Jeter? Or Sheffield? Or a whole lot of others on that team who'd already made zillions before coming there?
And Damon for the reasons lots of us have stated, is the biggest quisling of the bunch. Reminds me of the Stones in the mid-60's, pretending to be
bad boys and revolutionaries, while driving Rolls Royces and racking up huge fortunes, basically spitting in the faces of their fans, who believed
they stood for something.
That's you, Johnny. And you suck. And now we all know it, and we're never gonna let you forget it.