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Johnny Damon is playing for Thailand in the World Baseball Classic

Nov 6, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

Johnny Damon AP

Johnny Damon has a new team.

Next week when Thailand attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic they’ll have Damon on the roster. Damon, whose mother is Thai, began working out with the team this week and according to The Nation he’ll be involved in team-related charities as well.

Thailand is in Group 4 of the WBC qualifying tournament, matched up against Taiwan, the Philippines, and New Zealand.

Damon, who turned 39 years old yesterday, hit .222 with a .610 OPS in 64 games for the Indians this season before being released on August 9.

  1. historiophiliac - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    What? Just…what?

  2. tfbuckfutter - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    I didn’t know his mother was Thai.

    I actually always thought he looked a little Native American, but never bothered to check his ancestry.

  3. crpls - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    It was always his dream to play for the Thai national team.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      Isn’t it everyone’s?

  4. foreverchipper10 - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Thai food = awesome.

    • jimbo75025 - Nov 7, 2012 at 3:04 AM

      Thai women-even better !

  5. mazblast - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    I hope the Thai manager has him slotted as the DH. Not that he can hit anymore, but watching him throw could set the rest of the team back 20 years.

    • tfbuckfutter - Nov 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      He does have a Thai noodle arm.

      • chuckleberry1974 - Nov 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM

        I see what you did there…

  6. dutzer36 - Nov 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    I knew it!

  7. brandedthefirst - Nov 6, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    crpls | Nov 6, 2012, 3:16 PM EST
    It was always his dream to play for the Thai national team.

    LOLOLOLOLOL!!

  8. 27xwschamps - Nov 7, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Y is this a sports news maker ?? Give it up johnny rocket ur done. Fork please..😫

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