9 Feb 2010
How desperate is Scott Boras? He is trying to pitch Johnny Damon to the Tigers by saying that he loves Steve Yzerman (for those of you who don’t know him, Yzerman was the captain of the Red Wings), loves the Red Wings and eats octopus at Greek restaurants. (The fans in Detroit always throw an octopus on the ice at the start of the playoffs)
Here’s a great quote from Boras:
"He told me, ‘If I can’t play for the Yankees, I want you to let the Tigers know I want to play for them. I can make that team a winner.’ "
But, despite his love of Detroit, Boras lets everyone know that he got four or five offers for Damon after it became clear the Yankees were no longer interested.
I guess this is what you have to do when camps are opening in the next 10 days.