Is the Idiot Just
Jerking Us Around?

Tigers designated hitter Johnny Damon
(Reuters)

Or Is Johnny Boston Setting Us Up for the Most
Dramatic Return in the History of Earth?

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Looking Back: Damon Got Scrooged in Boston

"That's my feeling right now [block the deal to Boston]. and I don't want to go home tonight and talk to my agent and talk to everyone who's involved and change my mind. I'm definitely leaning towards staying. That's the fortunate thing, having until 1:30 (p.m.) on Wednesday.

"Obviously they claimed me to go out there and play left field and lead off for them," Damon said. "They have a lot of big games with Tampa Bay coming up. They have six more games with New York coming up. That's why they're trying. What a scene that would be, playing for the Red Sox while the Yankees go there, and everybody there hates me. That's the craziness that's involved.

"What we had in Boston -- I stress had, from 2002 to 2005 -- we had a special bunch of guys," Damon said. "And after the 2004 season, guys started leaving. And in 2005, how (Mark) Bellhorn left, how Alan Embree left, how Kevin Millar was being treated there. That's something that sticks with you. It was a totally new team.

"I know they have a very good team, possibly the best rotation around. They inched a game closer today. (Jason) Varitek knows what I brought to the table night in and night out. (David) Ortiz does, and (Tim) Wakefield. So obviously I know they want me. But I love it here in Detroit, and I love my teammates here." -- Johnny Damon, last night


Sox Go with Marco

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(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

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"The first six innings is probably the best I've felt this season." -- John Lackey, who may finally have some wind behind him

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ProJo:

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