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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on May 11, 2010 at 03:33:09 PM

Judging from the coverage, you’d think that the only thing that happened in Monday’s game was Johnny Damon’s home run. There is this weird element of “Ha! You see? This very flawed Yankees team that is on a pace to win only 110 games has been hoist with their own petard!” This is a fact-free storyline, but it’s fun, so what the hey, let’s go with it.

As we’ve discussed in this space previously with regards to Hideki Matsui, retaining Damon was not just a question of respecting his abilities or not. On a purely philosophical level, there can be little doubt that the Yankees appreciated what Damon had done for them in the past and might do for them again in the future. The issue was one of money and the way the player perceived