Let’s Call It Like It Is With Joba

Posted: 27th March 2010 by Leslie Monteiro in MLB
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When Joba Chamberlain took the mound in his first major league appearance, he piqued everyone's interest. The Yankees hyped him up as a special pitcher. Chamberlain backed it up by pitching well in relief for the first few weeks of his callup in 2007. For good measure, he earned a standing ovation from the fans and respect from his teammates for throwing the ball at Kevin Youkilis’ head. Joe Torre trust the rookie to the point he was inserted as Rivera's setup guy. It was the wise move. The game would be over by the eighth inning with both Joba and Rivera's filthy stuff. Everyone fell in love with the new guy at the time. It got to the point where they would worship him everyday. He was New York's flavor of the month for the summer and the fall. Hank Steinbrenner talked about h ...

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