Johnny Damon

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What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
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Johnny David Damon (born 5 November 1973) Major League Baseball outfielder currently playing for the New York Yankees.

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  • We are just "the idiots" this year.
    • Statement about the Boston Red Sox being just "idiots" out to rewrite history. This was before the playoff games in which they overcame a 0-3 game deficit against the New York Yankees, to win a record 8 straight post-season games, ending with a shut-out of the St. Louis Cardinals, and winning their first World Series since 1918.
  • We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun.
    • Interview (24 October 2004)
  • It's getting better and better. You know, guys are feeling more comfortable and they are not afraid to speak up and be a leader. I mean, our team, we have 25 players, we have about 25 leaders, too. So whatever someone says, people listen.
    • Interview (24 October 2004)
  • Now overcoming that deficit from the Yankees, us not being very smart, us just playing baseball, I mean, that's the bottom line. I mean, we try to eliminate the thinking, and we've tried to let our natural abilities take over. So I think that's why the phrase about 'the idiots' kind of took off. But we don't think. If we use our brains, we're only hurting the team.
    • Interview (24 October 2004)
  • We all pulled together at the right time, unfortunately, we were down 3-0 to the Yankees when we decided to do it, but we did it. And we shocked the world.
    • Interview after The Boston Red Sox won the World Series of 2004
  • I know this is the greatest moment in my baseball career. We're world champions now. This is a dream come true.
    • Interview after The Boston Red Sox won the World Series of 2004

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