Johnny Drama

Extra Bases: Shocker: Tonight's Game Rained Out, Make-up On Aug. 18
(But the Sox Thank You for Buying the $4 Hot Dogs and $6.50 Beers)
Johnny Had the Yankees Call Him Names to Prepare for Fenway

Johnny on Michelle Damon's reaction to his greeting from fans at Fenway: "She was okay. She knew how the fans here react. I told her that's how it's going to be. She heard some of the comments the Red Sox made and she was happy that they were displeased by their fans."

Johnny Drama

Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees acknowledges the crowd before his first at-bat against his former team, the Boston Red Sox, at Fenway Park May 1, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.

(Getty Images Photo / Ezra Shaw)

While Some Who Found Their Way Into Fenway Were Crass,
Johnny Damon Showed His Class to the Entourage

�I was a little disappointed in the reaction by the fans. I guess we should feel proud. Evidently wearing a Yankee uniform overrides winning a World Series and busting your tail for years. Without Johnny here, they may have been working on 89 or 90 years [without a championship]. It�s too bad they don�t appreciate that more so than they dislike the fact that he�s wearing our uniform.� -- 5.1.06, Joe Torre, Extra Bases: Wrapping Up a Wild Night

-- 5.2.06, The Providence Journal's Sean McAdam on the
Behavior of the Boo-Bird Brains at Fenway Last Night
McAdam Called It a "Black Mark on the Fans of Boston"

Photos: Fans Welcome Johnny Back, The Game | Sounds: Damon, Mirabelli
MacMullan: Hating Him Seems Idiotic | Jacobs: Idiocy Uniform Trait in 'Welcome'
Reynolds: Johnny Damon Gets It, And He Hasn't Forgotten the Fans

Johnny the GM?

Trader or Traitor?

(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo)

So He's Not Only a Traitor, but Damon's a 'Trader' Too?
These Were Your Boo-Birds Ladies and Gentlemen

And They Called It Papi Love ...

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox (R) greets former teammate Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees (L) before their game at Fenway Park May 1, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts.

(Getty Images Photo / Jim McIsaac)

The News from New York

5.2.06: New York Post front and back covers

(New York Post Cover Photos)

Read All About It

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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