I heard Terry Francona on WFAN (1050 AM) in NYC tonight, around six-oh-five (pm EST), during my ride home.
He said that Damon “is a great player and an even better person.” He said that Damon is very “conscientious” and told a story about how Damon would call him (Terry) on his cell phone the morning after he was banged up in a game to let him know that he (Terry) should hold him (Damon) in the line-up because he would be ready to play that night.
First off, for Francona to say this type of stuff tonight show his class. Secondly, this is a side of Damon that Yankees fans never had a chance to see up close.
I think we’re going to like this guy.