This week we are taking a break from our year long homage to Red by honoring our friends in the media to honor a scout. To call Damon Oppenheimer a scout is kind of like calling Babe Ruth a power hitter, they are so much more than the title.
As I write this I am in L.A. for the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Dinner, where Damon received the George Genovise Lifetime Achievement Award. That’s just one month after he received a Scout of the Year award at the winter meetings in Las Vegas.
Damon has been been with the Yankees for the last 27 years, the past 13 years as Vice President of Amateur Scouting, which in layman’s terms means he’s had a hand in every homegrown Yankee from Jeter to Judge.
Damon is also a fellow Wyomanic and has always been a great friend of Foley`s. It was awesome to be there to see him honored by his peers and all of baseball.
So we are going to honor him this week.
The Damon Oppenheimer Burger is a shout-out to his SoCal roots. Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms, topped with Guacamole and served with an Avocado House Salad.
Congrats Damon! Can’t wait to welcome you back to Foley’s soon.