Of course, if you asked me a month ago if I knew who Johnny Damon was I probably would have looked at you blankly. And, in fact, I that is just about what I did when Mr. Big Sister said that he was going to quit shaving just like Johnny Damon. He then explained that Johnny Damon is some pretty boy baseball player who had stopped cutting his hair and shaving in the off-season and was continuing into the season. "Does he look like one of the guys from ZZ Top?" I asked. "Now that would be cool."
Mind you, I don't even like baseball that much. In part because they wouldn't let you knit in the ballpark for so long (maybe they still don't) and in part because it is so. freaking. boring. On top of that I HATE base stealing, which is apparently what Mr. Damon is known for. Base-stealing would be great if it made the game faster, but there is inevitably a delay in game while the pitcher tries to get the stealer tagged out. Inevitably, both the pitcher and the runner fail and no one is better off than the were before the base-stealing began. Of course, if Johnny Damon is good at base stealing presumably he is making the game quicker so that could be a good thing.
However, not as good as this. Apparently Pretty Boy Damon has been convinced to shave his beard for charity. His charity of choice? The Boston Public Library's reading and tutoring programs for children. Frankly, people, I am a sucker for anyone who loves the library. I love people who love the library. So, I guess that means I love Johnny Damon.