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Damon an 'honest' addition to Yankees

Johnny Damon has conformed to the Yankee Way with his new appearance, but his presence is still rather unique.

Originally Published: February 27, 2006
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- It is early morning in the Yankees' clubhouse as Johnny Damon breezes through the door. He's wearing the spring's standard-issue shorts and sandals, but Damon's stress-free aura has more to do with his demeanor than his fashion choices.

It's the way he openly makes social plans with Jason Giambi, a former A's teammate and now his closest buddy in pinstripes. Even at 8:30 a.m., having made a 75-mile commute from his home in Orlando, Damon is in an impossibly good mood.

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