WEEI>On Demand>>Former Red Sox OF, Johnny Damon, sits down with the guys of MFB, 8-4-14

Former Red Sox OF, Johnny Damon, sits down with the guys of MFB, 8-4-14

Aug 4, 2014|

Damon admits that he STILL wants to play although he's quite busy with his 6 kids. He likes Jackie Bradley Jr's speed but admits that he needs to hit at least .270 to play CF for Boston.

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Is that regulars -- about the way that everybody -- -- I'll have everybody thought I was running in the Walston -- Johnny Damon that they say despite the ballpark the guy great years and you'll when he left everybody's different daddies there's a man yes that's right. -- -- Well it does that help you just got off a plane right you're only here for eight hours yes it is that your yeah that's correct that we tell you had to -- -- -- certainly enough to read hear us OK okay he runs everywhere I go there. Yes I do that. Yeah I'm big RV -- right now so I get back the way. He more -- RB triple case you live and our -- early. We did conduct practice though are being mowed them serve you know. To stay agree that have nothing if not -- not -- stayed in shape so they'll face -- really great I went why don't play soccer during the zone because it's adding. Veco. Soccer season starts on Sunday. You know I don't know I don't know reset well -- bodies and nobody -- the next dance. This 31 annual Red Sox foundation golf tournament a -- hosted by Tim Wakefield and his guest of hours earlier here at the Belmont country club brought to -- by Tyco the Red Sox foundation sponsoring. RBI youth baseball softball and the Franciscan hospital among other charities. We're joking about Johnny being in shape but the last I heard joint Chiefs did you see some about the prospect to come back oh shoot that -- to come back but it you know. Those times are over I mean I feel like a circus that players don't -- -- -- the last answer to give enough that. I want it to quit you know they haven't called so why keep they go to the Red Sox or anybody. I think anybody you know the I guess after you win a couple of times -- Lago he won and that drive may not be there. Yeah. So anyways I'm very happy I've got six kids. Give me some guys that you that you visit them at sixty it's still more than me. Went to EC Jackson he's here with Roman gods of these yet Mol played already a lot soccer that you didn't look you in the socket -- -- Yeah we -- soccer the -- -- surf fishing catching lizards and salamanders. Are elected so. I've got big outdoor. Crew five euros. One boy that's here with me. They had real quick a lot of the topic obviously what's going on the Red Sox in -- things like that aging players and how they sort of falloff. Obviously when you left there was a lot of people focused and just. He does too much to his body you know to me it's it's gonna it's gonna fall apart. Red Sox shouldn't go long term and a look at everybody individually Jon Lester himself amuses got to bring him back some memories here of of you leaving that you think you can do that you could hold on for 45 years. Well the thing is Jon Lester knows how to pitch it especially in in the post season alone he knows how to take care of his arm during the course of season. Yet maybe I did run into a few to make Losman. Eddie Jackson said yes they Jackson's head but I was like to say -- My mom has some agent -- so I feel like that helps with my longevity and helps with. Staying young perhaps you know all that the right. You know I hate to say all the right say growing up without a healthy food -- growing up by the fruits and mangoes and pie is an orange. Oranges so I mean I think great guy growing up. And from my agent heritage it definitely helped out. -- you put one year in Oakland and noticed just this comes here Boston a lot has been made about whether or not coming to Boston from -- -- -- -- numbers look better. In your experience and are we to 56 in Oakland when he there's there's is that. As part of -- ballpark to hit in as we have been made to believe -- Howell says this benefit if at all by coming to Boston -- it's. It's a very hard ballpark to hit an -- perceive. If you have a whole bunch of night games and you know it was the first time that I was playing for no team besides the Royals just getting used to. A different team. Different division. Admit tough so I think. Says this is going to -- out here and I mean it looks like a great trade for both teams right now so it's. I think it's it's a positive you know unfortunately trades that have to happen to make things feather. -- deficit says that is now because he was on first place team is going to a team that. Won't make the playoffs this year and so that makes it really tough. The best you bowed out of how much you've seen of Jackie Bradley is an -- player out there -- any run around left and right. What's -- -- every day -- night I mean the defense that he plays. Every says wells long as you get what does he have to hit to be an everyday player I'm a firm believer that you daddy hits the B in the big leagues I don't care how good your defense is. Talk me through that did the how do you feel as did that good that you can hit 230 to forty. Well as you see right now there's a whole bunch of players who are hitting two -- into there the my son hours I was reading the USA today. This morning and we saw one team with other batting averages it was actually Houston coming out to be was -- -- a 339 and everyone else was. High one. Hundreds of those 200 then. Probably the red -- that's that you know we going to come back here. For the Red Sox make yourself feel probably as ago 27. I mean conspiracy he's very fast mean. Made a couple months every now and then bring the defense and then you can -- that all by then you circuit that confidence having. You and you can grow up by that philosophy. In your career. The little -- you feel for Jacoby Ellsbury last nine former Red Sox player in blue when it comes -- the -- -- yankees uniform that the funny thing is the only channel rather RB camp that we do acted. Is is he instantly and I -- -- -- where he wears you are you parked right now it's over it stone mountain. Or over and now. That's out of Atlanta Georgia big RV at six kids and they're -- you know we have a robust eight people in their. Right now and it's being great dries. I've enjoyed driving and being up there by himself -- the wife does jacket made that. -- -- -- -- -- It's too close on these cars which I really can't it is the RB cruises about six in Basra are brought up slowly and -- He was getting booed heavy and Jeter of course batting in front of it was -- huge cheers so that it was diametrically opposed -- -- We know -- didn't lose it's because he's wearing the Yankee uniform. You know and he could be the difference of why the Red Sox or were they are now and by the Yankees players staying in the race so -- primates is that talent and the defense he's been playing in this years and just -- three. The entry. So what the season basically I mean they're not commit the playoffs right. So we have a lot of auditions are young guys coming up guys going back down trying to but Pritchard pitchers. How do you how do you approach the season in general state interstate -- the young guys -- I mean how do you go about your business knowing that the season's over yet you're still have to kind of pay attention right. Well a bunch of these young guys have allowed to play for -- they have a job to play for next year but really think. It's up to big poppy and the other veterans you're on the team to help bring the young guys and get them accustomed. What. Baseball is like up in New England so. It's a tough place to label is going to go out play hard. And try to win as many games as you can try to learn how to win and once you learn how to win. You're going to be pretty -- for. Most of your career. Johnny thanks so much for common knowledge would you appreciated not Manny is here today to give a short drive he's not gonna cut off your drive and hit the rest of the way or anything like that what that's it. That's a good thing I mean I think he's out playing baseball summer and got the he is coming back but yeah well. Well come out of the woods somehow here honestly I would be surprised. John thanks a lot we appreciate you literally running over to join us thank you are right now I have to go speed that golf cart era I did it appreciate it meant.

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