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Jon Heyman still trying to sell Johnny Damon to Orioles

Mar 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

Earlier this week Jon Heyman’s ongoing efforts to land Johnny Damon a job led to his reporting that the Orioles “haven’t ruled out” signing him, but yesterday Baltimore executive vice president Dan Duquette laughed and replied “I don’t think so” when asked about the possibility.

That hasn’t stopped Heyman one bit or even slowed him down, as the reporter showed up to Orioles camp and asked Duquette about Damon in person. And then he tweeted:

Seems like totally normal behavior for a national baseball writer to engage in, right? Right? (Sort of reminds me of my strategy for asking women on dates. If they say they’re busy for Friday night and Saturday night, then just keep going further on the calendar until you get a non-committal answer.)

On a completely unrelated note, Damon is a Scott Boras client.

UPDATE: It turns out Heyman didn’t like my post about Damon yesterday, as sometime between then and now he blocked me on Twitter.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Mar 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Aaron, I would like to officially welcome to the “Heyman blocked” club.

    • atworkident - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      Do I have to join Twitter to be blocked by Heyman? We should all be so lucky.

    • quintjs - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      I am assuming NBC is going to pay Aaron a performance bonus for getting blocked?

  2. El Bravo - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Heyman! Happy Friday to you, sir! Okay, I know you aren’t reading this, but if you were, you’d know that you have become the fourth Douchenozzle of 2012. Welcome, stay awhile…

    Keep the pressure on him, Aaron.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Don’t really understand how anyone can receive so much pleasure from disliking a sportwritrer (and don’t care to, either.)

      • mattraw - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

        Clearly you’re not a fan of FJM

  3. dowhatifeellike - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    I’d ask what Heyman’s commission is, but Boras is pretty good at keeping his money.

  4. okwhitefalcon - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM


    Congrats on losing MORE dead weight, Heyman probably goes close to 2 bills.

  5. Tim OShenko - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Wow, Heyman’s got way too thin skin to be a public figure, especially one in sports journalism.

    • El Bravo - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      Thin skin, Jon Heyman…maybe we should start calling him Jon Hymen! Get it? HEYOOOOOO!

      • Old Gator - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

        Why stop there? There’s an entire complex of tissue structures surrounding him. Name the whole thing, and then watch out for the NOW.

  6. yankeesfanlen - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Blocked from Twitter- Death, where is thy sting?

    • Old Gator - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM

      Careful – the guy who originally wrote that line eventually found out.

  7. firstandonlywarning - Mar 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Been saying for a few years now that Heyman is a useless source of information.

    He gets fed disinformation by the Yankees and shills for Boras.

    • Old Gator - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      Anyone who can make a successful career of supplying useless information ought to be in politics, not sports blogging.

      Or maybe it’s the other way around….

      • atworkident - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

        Is there a difference?

  8. chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Heyman has a long way to go before he approaches Chris Sheridan’s “The NBA Lockout is ending tomorrow!” misinformation record.

  9. brewcrewfan54 - Mar 9, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Heyman sounds like the kid who was only invited to play football because he had the new ball.

  10. surefooted1 - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    “It turns out Heyman didn’t like my post about Damon yesterday, as sometime between then and now he blocked me on Twitter.”

    What is he, 10?

  11. joejaws75 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Heyman is a nationals loving goon. He never gets anything right rename him Jon moron

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