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I Heart Johnny Damon

Dear Mr. Damon:

You are a gentleman for defending Detroit against the outrageous words of that Beantown sports columnist who dared disparage my city.



P.S. Read the offending column here and Damon's response here. A highlight:

"Detroit gets a bad rap. I love it here, my family loves it here, a bunch of the players who have been here a while love it here, the new guys love it here. There's a lot to offer here," Damon said. "We know the auto industry and the economy take a beating. But it's up to us players to keep people excited, to entertain people, to have people enjoy their lives, enjoy watching their Detroit Tigers."

From the Boston Globe:

Think about it: For the next five weeks, you could live in downtown Boston and your wife could shop on Newbury Street. Or you could live in downtown Detroit, amid the boarded-up buildings and the proverbial skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets. Is this really a tough call? Really. Why wouldn't Damon come back to Boston?

My answer: You, buddy-boy.

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