From Demon Back
To Damon Now

Oct. 20, 2004: Johnny Brings Down the House that Ruth Built
(Oct. 20, 2004: Getty Images Photo)

Without the NY on His Cap, It's Time for Sox Fans to Tip Theirs

It's Time to Give Johnny His Ovation | That's Just Wilbur Being Wilbur


They Were Right in 2006 ...

"I just can't imagine anyone [in Boston] wanting to boo Johnny Damon... all he did was hustle here for four years." -- 4.30.06, Peter Gammons

"The right thing to do is a raucous standing ovation... show some class. Show some common sense." -- 4.30.06, The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan

"First time up, standing ovation." -- 4.30.06, The RemDawg

"The ideas emanating from the lunatic fringe of Red Sox Nation — that Damon is a 'traitor,' that he has gone from 'Jesus to Judas,' that he should be called 'Demon' instead of 'Damon' — are not worthy of serious discussion." -- 4.30.06, Ken Rosenthal

Oct. 20, 2004: Damon gets hugged after hitting his second home run of the night in the Bronx to send the Red Sox to the World Series.
(Oct. 20, 2004: Boston Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

For Friday Night's Homecoming, We Won't Forget

Oct. 20, 2004: Home plate umpire Randy Marsh, New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, and Johnny Damon of the Red Sox watched Damon's second inning grand slam home run during the seventh and final game of the American League Championship Series between the Sox and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
(JOct. 20, 2004: Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Damon Gave His All to Boston... All the Time

Oct. 6, 2003: Damon gave a wave to the fans as he was put into an ambulance after colliding with Damian Jackson in Game 5 of the ALDS.
(Oct. 6, 2003: Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

A Look Back at a Great Life and Good Times of JD

Feb. 22, 2005: The scene at the Red Sox minor league facility looked more like a rock concert than a sporting venue, and at no time did it more so than when Johnny Damon came out of the clubhouse and made his way to the field. With his hair flowing out of his hat, he was surrounded by screaming fans on his left, some young, some old, some male, some female.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Johnny Was Thankful, Why Can't You Be?

Johnny Be Good
(Feb. 8, 2006 / Boston Globe Advertisement Photo)
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