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Damon makes early exit from Indians debut Wednesday because of “general cramping”

May 2, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

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From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that new Indians left fielder Johnny Damon made a premature exit from Wednesday’s game against the White Sox due to what is being described as “general cramping.”

Damon officially joined the Indians on Tuesday and was making his Cleveland debut tonight. The 38-year-old finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Cramping is usually a day-to-day thing, but there’s been no word from the Tribe about the severity of it.

Shelley Duncan and Aaron Cunningham took turns filling in. The Indians have a night game Thursday.

  1. okwhitefalcon - May 2, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    I bet Jon Heyman is experiencing sympathy pains.

  2. spudchukar - May 2, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Chief Wahoo has that effect on a lot of people.

  3. 4d3fect - May 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Joining the Cleveland club will do that, and more, to anyone.

  4. bloodysock - May 3, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Must be Damon’s time of the month.

    • jlovenotjlo - May 3, 2012 at 1:19 AM

      Beat me to it!

  5. Old Gator - May 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    It also happens when you’re old, out of shape and washed up.

  6. chiadam - May 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    I see I’m late to the Midol joke party. Can I still rip him for hanging onto those 90210 sideburns? I say yes.

  7. mybrunoblog - May 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Is “General Cramping” still a member of the armed forces or has he retired?

  8. Gamera the Brave - May 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Last time I had “general cramping” it was after prolonged battle with a bottle of tequila…

    • Old Gator - May 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      Me, I just came up for air too quickly.

  9. reospeedwagon916 - May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    I heard General Cramping killed chief Wahoo.

  10. marshmallowsnake - May 3, 2012 at 12:28 PM


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