Originally Posted by og8trz
I met Damon at a Flordia Georgia game a few years back when he was with the Red Sox. He was wearing UF gear. He signed with UF out of HS, but never came to school because he got a nice contract to go pro.
Yep, he is a Gator fan. I got to talk to Johnny early in his Royals career, 1997, and the first question I asked him was "Gators or Seminoles". Without hesitation he said "Gators". Said he liked the Florida coaches and definitely would have been a Gator if he had not signed a professional contract. We had a nice chat and he signed my son's little league jersey (he was a Damon fan and had the same number as Johnny)
Much as I would have liked to have seen him at UF, he obviously made the right decision. I hated to see the Royals lose him, but am happy he was able to go win a world series.