Johnny Damon’s turn on “Dancing With The Stars” was anything but a home run.
The retired Major League Baseball outfielder, who last played in 2012 with the Cleveland Indians, made his “DWTS” debut Monday night. And after an uninspiring foxtrot performance — backed by John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” — Damon was eliminated from the competition.
Here’s why the 44-year-old was cut after the first episode:
Yeah, not good.
During an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Damon called the result a “gut-check.”
In Damon’s defense, this season of “DWTS” is a shortened, four-episode sprint, so making it to the second week wasn’t going to be easy. Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson also was eliminated after the season premiere.