Monday, April 18, 2005
Like most of the castles featured on ''Cribs,' Johnny Damon's Orlando, Fla., estate is overkill, and the place looks about as lived in as a hotel room. (What's in the fridge? Barely anything except Sam Adams.) But for a good glimpse of Damon's off-season digs, fans of the Sox center fielder will want to tune in to Tuesday's episode of MTV's celebrity home show. Damon has a small fleet of vehicles, of course, but to his credit, he does not own an Escalade or a Hummer. (Raking in $8.5 million this year, Johnny certainly could swing an extravagant ride but opts instead for a '71 Ford Bronco, a '99 Porsche Cabrera convertible, and a motorcycle.) Inside the sprawling stone manse, Damon and wife Michelle Mangan show off a clothes closet that may be bigger than their apartment at the Ritz-Carlton and a screening room with eight leather recliners. Admiring the four-poster bed that dominates the couple's bedroom, Mangan says to her hirsute hubby, ''If I'm bad, you can tie me to it.' Hmm. Finally, Damon introduces us to his adorable twins, Madelyn and Jackson, and the whole family walks out to the boat docked on a private lake. As the pleasure craft sputters away from shore, Damon yells, ''Sox rule!'"