quote by Johnny Damon

You know, a lot of people say they didn't want to die until the Red Sox won the World Series. Well, there could be a lot of busy ambulances tomorrow.

— Johnny Damon

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If you had to point to one thing that made it less likely that the Red Sox would win the World Series, I would say it was those people that go to Fenway Park to watch the games. And then the media around it.


I grew up a Red Sox fan. I grew up going to Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum and Symphony Hall and going to the Common, walking around. My whole family at different times lived and worked in Boston.

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I'm helplessly and permanently a Red Sox fan.

It was like first love...You never forget. It's special. It's the first time I saw a ballpark. I'd thought nothing would ever replace cricket. Wow! Fenway Park at 7 o'clock in the evening. Oh, just, magic beyond magic: never got over that

What you've lost sight of is what you are, and what you are is what you hate.

You're the 10-time WWE Champion! You're the man! You, like the Red Sox, like Boston, are no longer the underdog! You're a dynasty. You are what you hate. You have become the New York Yankees!

I imagine myself as the broadcaster for a Cubs-White Sox World Series, a Series that would last seven games, with the final game going extra innings before being suspended because of darkness at Wrigley Field.


All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.

Defensively the Red Sox are a lot like Stonehenge.

They are old, they don't move, and no one is certain why they are positioned the way they are.

If there is any justice in this world, to be a White Sox fan frees a man from any other form of penance.

After all, a district judge who gives harsh sentences to Yankees fans and lenient sentences to Red Sox fans would not be acting reasonably even if her procedural rulings were impeccable.

Being a White Sox fan meant measuring victory in terms of defeat.

A 6-5 defeat was a good day. A big rally was Wally Moses doubling down the right- field line.


The Red Sox are the local scapegoats.

It's hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too.

2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And - the Red Sox won the World Series!

The Red Sox are a religion. Every year we re-enact the agony and the temptation in the Garden. Baseball child's play? Hell, up here in Boston it's a passion play.

Rooting for the Red Sox is like rooting for the drug companies.

In Massachusetts, scientists have created the first human clone.

The bad thing is that in thirty years, the clone will still be depressed because the Boston Red Sox will still have not won a World Series.


Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong, Maine can compete and can win.

[Red Sox and Blue Jays] formula's been they have such durability in the bullpen.

The generosity and compassion of Red Sox Nation, our players and the Red Sox Wives never cease to amaze, We were touched and inspired by the eagerness our fans showed to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

the rumors of the White Sox demise are greatly exaggerated.

Red Sox fans have been pushed to the brink over the years, but that's how faith grows stronger.


I hope to play for the Red Sox a long time.

We've been waiting since 1918 for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series, and ... if I had a choice between the White House and the World Series this year, I'm going to take the White House. How's that?

1946, if my memory is correct. Harry "The Cat" Brecheen went against the Red Sox in Game 7. I stayed home to listen, practically had my head inside the radio.

The Red Sox didn't handle negotiations with any kind of respect for me and my family, and the Rangers were the total opposite.

Before I was drafted by the Red Sox, I really didn't know that much about them, but in talking to people, they said they weren't known for stealing a lot of bases. It's nice coming to an organization that doesn't necessarily use the run game and still have them give me the green light to steal and use my speed.


There was some discussion, but nothing got close to being a reality.

They asked for a lot and got a lot (from the White Sox).

The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven.

You can't go fire half your scouts here because they are all friends with the local reporters. Your life is going to hell in the papers.

As a citizen of the great city of Chicago, I find it impossible to root against the White Sox. The White Sox organization has been much more consistent, in my lifetime at least, at putting a winning ballclub on the field.

It wasn't like it is now. But for the types of teams we had, the fans were very good here. On some Thursday afternoon games, we'd get 25,000 fans. That was remarkable. This has always been a great Red Sox city.

I couldn't be a White Sox fan because that was like being a Mets or a Yankees fan.


The actual fund is called "THE JIMMY FUND" and THE REDSOX FOUNDATION IN BOSTON has gotten involved and people all over New England are very supportive of this effort. The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox and my song "Down at Fenway Park" is often played at Fenway and if you buy the C.D. a portion of the proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund via the Red Sox Foundation.

The best show on television is Red Sox baseball. Everything else sucks.

I always knew I could play, but it wasn't likely to happen in Boston.

I'm grateful to the Red Sox for trading me and to the Marlins for giving me the chance.

I'm very happy and excited to be a member of the Boston Red Sox.