If Ray Allen were a baseball player, he'd be most like … Johnny Damon?
That's what Boston fans were saying Friday after the news broke that Allen was giving up a return to the Celtics (and more money) to play with the Miami Heat next year.
Damon's name immediately filled Twitter, where Boston fans quickly drew a comparison between Boston's World Series hero who defected to the Yankees and the latest traitorous villain, who signed with the newly crowned NBA champion Heat.
Does that mean Ray should be called Benedict Allen?
Check out a few of the angry tweets below.
Ray Allen taking his talents to South Beach? Johnny Damon status in my book.
— Robert Oliver (@roliveryo) July 7, 2012
Ray Allen to the Heat? That's the ultimate insult to boston. #SlapInTheFace – Are you Johnny Damon, Ray?
— jess(@jessmunbro) July 7, 2012
Ray Allen… did you learn nothing from Johnny Damon?No matter how much good you do for a team, you can't leave Boston like that…. #fb
— Dan Hanson (@Danson9) July 7, 2012
— Andrew Themeles (@Themeles) July 7, 2012
Believe it or not, that's Darnell McDonald on the left there, all tidied up and dread-less in a Yankees uniform.
"From now on my bats will do the talking."
— David Ortiz, saying he doesn't want to cause distractions for the Red Sox by what he says to the media any more
Few of us can, sir. Few of us can.
I can't imagine hitting a ball as far as Cody Ross did tonight
— Ben Dickey (@bdick92) July 7, 2012
Yao Ming may be out of professional basketball, but he can still beat youngsters to a jump ball — er, Oreo.