Johnny Damon says Major League Baseball Players Are Scared To Go To Baltimore

TMZ– (with video)

Johnny Damon is going to bat for Donald Trump … saying toward the end of his baseball career — he and his teammates were straight-up scared to go out on the town in Baltimore.

Of course, Trump has found himself in hot water this week for comments he made about the Maryland city — ones in which he called Baltimore a “rodent-infested mess.”

Damon says he thinks Trump’s choices of words were a little harsh … but he tells TMZ Sports he agrees with 45 — saying back when he played in the MLB, he didn’t love hitting the road there.

“He’s not wrong,” Damon says … “Baltimore was one of the best places to visit when I broke into the league in ’95. And, at the end, we didn’t really, like, enjoy going back.”

Damon — who’s been an outspoken Trump supporter for years — added, “Towards the end, it started getting a little scarier.”

Johnny says Trump’s comments will actually HELP the city .. telling us he thinks the criticism should lead to a change in the area.

“I think Baltimore is a great town, and this is raising awareness and hopefully they can go in and spend the hard tax-paying dollars to actually make a difference.”

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13 Comments on Johnny Damon says Major League Baseball Players Are Scared To Go To Baltimore

  1. Johnny Damon just admits he was afraid of the Baltimore O’s … since he hasn’t played there in over 6 years

    otoh … as an Orioles fan since 1964, I won’t go there anymore either

    btw, have you ever gone to the Bronx by subway from Penn Station to see the Yankees?
    … & I guarantee you there are more rats in NYC than Baltimore … but we’re bantering semantics

    never a Captain Caveman fan

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  2. Until Baltimore has Baseball Bat registration the ball players should each grab a bat from work and travel in a large crowd.

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  3. don’t get me wrong … glad he’s for Trump & I agree w/ him that Trump’s love of this country will do much more to make us even greater than any ‘program’ that any D’rat Socialist will come up with.

    frankly, I think the D’rat Socialists, by attacking Obozo, have buried their own agenda … they attack their past failures (as they always have done w/ every socialist government/society) & say that they have a better socialist solution
    hasn’t worked in 10,000 years of recorded history … how many times does this failure need to be repeated?

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  4. “Of course, Trump has found himself in hot water…”

    There’s my TMZ. Some might say that Cummings is the one who’s simmering, but not my TMZ. They’ll leave that to the comments.

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  5. If Trump was not in hot water with the libs I’d be pissed off. Don’t let up President Trump, were are right here along side you!

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  6. But those are CUTE rats in that pic. No?

    We are not here to break up families. Are we?

    Everyone needs to eat.

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  7. There’s nothing great about Baltimore… except it’s a fucking cesspool. It was (I haven’t been there since 1998) a diseased shithole. There was refuse in every alley — shit and needles, crackheads abound, and the teeming millions of sub 80 IQ shitbombs. It wasn’t just the drug addicts who were retarded — they were ALL fucked up.

    Who in his right mind would wake up to another day in Baltimore? That was the only place (knock on wood) I ever had a gun pulled on me by a civilian.

    It was early 1997 I was down by the docks. A Mailman ran me down and crossed vehicle bumpers with me. He said, “What are you doing here?”

    I said, “I’m here to fix some broken telephone shit”.

    He said, “You NEED to get the fuck out of here. Now.”

    “I’m a Bell dude, see my hat?”

    “They think you are a cop, and will kill you.”

    Not a week later I was on a pole for a second line…

    “You are a cop and cut off my TeeVee!”

    “I’m telco, I ain’t cut shit!”

    Sure enough I had a gun pulled on me.

    Why would a cop cut off your glorious TV? I never figured that out. That day I told John Heinline I’d never return. Get me to the counties or I quit. He got me to the counties.

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  8. used to be a great time to go to Fells Point & dine on some delicious cousine & have a taste of great varieties of local brew, then go across the walkway to Camden Yards & enjoy a Major League baseball game

    … no more … you have to battle the feral ‘hood rats hawking junkware just to get to the stadium … while brushing off the junior Freddy Grey’s coercing for $$$ to watch your car … after the game, you hurry a block or 3, to find your get-away car to flee robbery, assault as fast as you can ….
    a crowning achievement to an evening that has cost you over $400 … great times!

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  9. My husband and I went to Baltimore ten years ago and I was scared and uncomfortable, and we were on the waterfront in the tourist area. Never will go back. And I’m from Atlanta, so I should have built up some immunity.

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  10. If you take the train from D.C. to New York, you go past Baltimore, and even from the tracks it looks like you’re passing through Somalia.

    What a wretched dump!

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  11. So Johnny D thinks…”spending hard the hard tax-paying dollars will help”…..ROFLMAO.
    What does he think they did with the $16 BBBillion fed dollars they have received.

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