Johnny Damon made himself pretty much public enemy No. 1 in Boston by signing with the New York Yankees.
The 2004 World Series champ known for his long hair, beard, consistent bat and weak throwing arm just hit the spotlight again — voicing his political opinion.
Some Boston sports athletes have already made their support for billionaire Donald Trump known (Clay Buchholz, Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft and Tom Brady). But Damon can be added to that list.
“I’m a Trump fan ever since I met him seven or eight years ago,” he told New York Daily News. “Everything he does, he does first-class — his hotels, his businesses, his golf courses. The issues all the other politicians failed to discuss, (Trump) is bringing us up to speed.”
Depending on where people stand on the political spectrum, this might make them respect Damon a little more or it might make them hate him even more because political issues are such a sensitive subject and fire people up so much.
Remember now, Damon was on “The Celebrity Apprentice” a few years back. So it seems as though his personal relationship with Trump seems to be more of a driving force than anything.
“If (Trump) needs me anywhere, I’ll be there. He’s a good friend,” Damon said.
That’s great Johnny. But odds are, he’s probably not going to ask you to come to Boston.
As a New York City native, Trump has been spotted at quite a few Yankees games too. He seems supportive of the Yankees — except Alex Rodriguez. On multiple occasions, he has essentially called A-Rod a disgrace to the game and called for the Yankees to get him out of baseball.
It’s tough to say whether or not this is a good look for Damon. It really depends where people stand. Usually, political discussions are best avoided though though.