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Johnny Damon still open to playing — or managing — but only in the Majors

Feb 9, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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Last month, reports indicated that Johnny Damon was still interested in continuing his playing career. That hasn’t changed, but as Marc Topkin notes for the Tampa Bay Times, Damon would also be opening to managing. With either endeavor, however, Damon would only be interested in a job at the Major League level.

Damon didn’t play last season and put up an uninspiring .610 OPS for the Indians in 2012. He turned 40 years old back in November. As a result, job opportunities for Damon have been virtually nonexistent.

  1. cackalackyank - Feb 9, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    To borrow a line from the Eurythmics: Sweet dreams are made of this.

    • raysfan1 - Feb 9, 2014 at 9:17 PM

      Who am I to disagree?

  2. chiadam - Feb 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Maybe the Nets will hire him.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 9, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Johnny….AA is on the line..

  4. 6stn - Feb 9, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    I’d like to play in the majors, too. But I’m 56 and don’t have the range I had years ago. That was a General Electric. The one I have now is a Magic Chef.

    • Kevin Gillman - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      Johnny doesn’t have any range either.

      • bigharold - Feb 10, 2014 at 6:37 PM

        I don’t know about Johnny’s range. From what I remember he ran down just about everything hit his way. What he did have, never had, was an arm.

      • Kevin Gillman - Feb 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM

        That is very true.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Feb 9, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    I also am open to playing or managing in the majors.

  6. musketmaniac - Feb 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    these, sweet dreams are made of THESE. I like it better when annie sings it.

  7. quintjs - Feb 10, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    C’mon Heyman, how I am supposed to know who needs to have Damon as their manager if you don’t tell me!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 10, 2014 at 4:35 AM

      Most importantly, where would HBT experts rank him on best looking managers?

      • sportsfan18 - Feb 10, 2014 at 11:24 AM

        I’d hire him to manage just to get his wife around…

  8. tuucamaron - Feb 10, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    He’s welcome to play for the Yankees, in old timers day

  9. stex52 - Feb 10, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Johnny may find a need to pay some dues. I understand a reluctance to sit on those long bus trips to Pig Hollow, NC, but the guy who breaks back straight into the MLB without either some front office time or minor league time seems to be more the exception than the rule.

  10. American of African Descent - Feb 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Bring back the player manager!

  11. greymares - Feb 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Actually he spent much more time in the majors, than his talent should have allowed.

  12. largebill - Feb 10, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    It is kind of sad that he is the last one to find out he’s retired.

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