Via George King –
Johnny Damon couldn’t wait to get his hands on his Yankees World Series ring, so he won’t get mobbed by his former teammates on the field like Hideki Matsui, Chad Gaudin and Edwar Ramirez did recently after receiving theirs.
“I talked to Johnny in spring training about the ring and he said, ‘Can you just mail it? I can’t wait,’” Brian Cashman said today.
The Yankees play the Tigers — Damon’s new team — in Detroit starting May 10, but the left fielder couldn’t hold out till then.
“He didn’t want to wait,” Cashman said. “He said, ‘I want it as soon as possible.’”
Damon got his second World Series ring (he has one from the 2004 Red Sox) in the mail recently.
“I got it last week,’’ Damon told The Post. “It’s nice.’’
Wow. Damon couldn’t wait another two weeks? Seems strange. He really wanted to see that ring…I suppose.
I still hope the Yankees do something for him when the Tigers visit. It only seems right.