Johnny Damon looked like Jesus for much of his Boston Red Sox tenure. He has a painting to prove it.
Damon spent four seasons with the Red Sox from 2002 through 2005, during which he sported long locks and plenty of facial hair. Red Sox fans often made reference to “WWJDD” — What Would Johnny Damon Do? — and the former Boston outfielder even owns a painting that mimics Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” according to a recent Sports On Earth profile of the 40-year-old.
The painting, which reportedly is located in a living room the size of a banquet hall inside Damon’s Florida mansion, depicts Damon playing the role of Jesus while his former Red Sox teammates are portrayed as his 12 disciples. Damon has fond memories of his time in Boston, and the painting certainly lends further evidence to the notion that the Red Sox — the 2004 World Series team, particular — were a tight-knit bunch.
Damon, who last played for the Cleveland Indians in 2012, still hasn’t officially retired. It doesn’t appear there’s much interest in the veteran outfielder, though, so it’s likely Damon has played his final Major League Baseball game.
What a wild ride it was.
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