NEW YORK (WFAN) — Johnny Damon says if the boo birds in the Bronx want what’s best for the Yankees, they’ll keep their traps shut.
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The former Yankees outfielder told WFAN’s Kim Jones on Sunday that A-Rod needs the support of New York — and vice versa — if the Bombers are to end their back-to-back postseason drought.
“I’m hoping he does well,” Damon said of the disgraced slugger. “I’m hoping the fans cheer him, because they’re going to need him. If (the Yankees are) going to make a run for the playoffs, they need Alex Rodriguez to be really good. And if they cheer him, there’s a better chance that they’re going to get to the playoffs.
“If they boo him and he has a rough year, it’s not helping anybody in New York.”