Johnny Damon's been making the New York radio talk-show rounds the last couple of days. On the YES Network (our sister station), he told Michael Kay "Manny really wants out of Boston, just so he can relax and chill. If he played for the Mets, he probably wouldn't be able to chill much. But I think the Yankees would be a perfect fit for him, as well as for David Ortiz." I'm sure some Sox fans will be incensed. But really - what does he know about the Yankees clubhouse? Yawn.
If you want to truly waste 20 minutes of your life, check out his interview on the David Lee Roth show (available online in two segments: part 1 and part 2; via Surviving Grady). It's a truly remarkable interview, not for anything Damon says -- though it's sort of sad just how much he's trying to convince Boston fans (or himself) that he left because Boston didn't want him, and that money had nothing to do with it -- but for how absolutely, craptacularly, awful Diamond Dave is as an interviewer. I mean, his questions were sooo stupid. So incredibly, unbelievably stupid. (How stupid were they?) They were so stupid that even Johnny Damon thought they were stupid.
Speaking of stupid, today Damon and his wife are receiving a $245,000 Ferrari from his shoe company, Puma. And they're planning to live in the city.