Damon Sez Goodbye

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Johnny Damon takes out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe (replicated here) to say goodbye and thanks to the Red Sox fans.  Nice touch, and he didn’t have to do it.

However, Matt Rivers at Over The Monster, the Red Sox blog, aren’t not moved:

My thoughts on the ad? Allow me to speak directly to the former center fielder:

Screw you Damon.

With all of your talk lately about how great it is to be a Yankee, and how much you enjoyed discussing "The Yankee Way" with George Steinbrenner, I’m surprised you found time for the full-page spread in this morning’s paper. Do you really think this will stop anyone from booing your ass when the Yankees come to town?

Honestly, you’re sounding less and less like the kid picked last in kickball, and more like the hot girl who just figured out she shouldn’t have dumped her boyfriend. Insulting our intelligence with your "I got shafted by my team" ruse and then rushing to appease us with propaganda is laughable. I’m not buying your act Johnny, not anymore. Sell that "Yankee Legacy" garbage on the NY fans, but not to me.

C’mon, guys.  Lighten up.