Johnny Damon, everyone's favorite "Idiot," is now a Yankee.
The shaggy centerfielder will have to shave and trim his unruly hair in order to patrol the Yankee Stadium outfield. Reportedly, the deal is for four years at $52 million, although this was only just announced moments ago and things could change as the deal becomes final.
How do the Red Sox let their folk hero sign with the hated archrivals? I don't know, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of loyalty within that organization. It will be incredibly interesting to see the reaction that Johnny gets not just from Red Sox fans, but from his new team and their fans as well.
What we do know is this: Johnny Damon is a New York Yankee.
Much more on this later...