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Damon not the retiring type

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 21, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Johnny Damon has a flair for the dramatic, both in how he plays and what he says.

Damon said earlier this week that he was contemplating retirement last season when he was given a three-day break from camp by Joe Torre. But when asked about his comments today, Damon admitted that “it never got that close.”

“I would have never done that to the team,” he said.

Damon now says he wants to play out the final two years of his deal (“Oh, absolutely,” he said.) with the Yankees and give them reason to keep him for one or two more years after that. He’s only 34.

Meanwhile, Johnny was thrilled that his wife Michelle posed in a bikini for Sports Illustrated.

“Did you see that?” he said. “I’m a lucky guy.”

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