This was our exchange with Johnny Damon:
Reporter: “Nice way to start with that home run.”
Damon: “It’s all down hill from here, buddy.”
Reporter 2: “You feel like you’re getting in better shape now?”
Damon: “I worked out heavy this offseason. That little pooch is gone now. The muscle is there, even more than last year. I spent money and built a gym at my house. That was huge. I’m stronger now.”
Reporter 1: Pooch?
Damon: “That pooch I had down there.” (points at stomach).
Later in the conversation …
Reporter 2: “Why did you want to add some bulk?
Damon: “To look good with the shirt off, wife still digs me. Simple as that.”
Reporter 1: “That was a concern?”
Damon: “No concern, but you have to have your sexiness at all times.”