Mixture of young and old in Detroit

Johnny Damon and Austin Jackson, the old vet and the touted prospect, have reunited

Originally Published: March 23, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Johnny Damon was oblivious to spring training workout schedules during his tenure with the Yankees, so coach Rob Thomson gave him a handy rule of thumb to ensure that he never missed a drill or a batting-practice session.

Tail the kid, Austin Jackson.

"I wasn't reading the board, and Rob said: 'Just follow Austin. He better be in the right place or he'll get in trouble,"' Damon recalled. "Every time we switched fields or we hit, I would follow Austin around, and he ...

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