LADY AT THE BAT: Joba, Joba, Joba!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Joba, Joba, Joba!


Joba Chamberlain is eligible to pitch tonight. Yay! I'll bet that, if he'd pitched last night, the Yankees would have won. Instead, the Yankees are sticking to the Joba Rules, giving him a day's rest if he pitches one inning, and two day's rest if he pitches two innings.

Joba is just the greatest thing to come out of the Yankee bullpen since Mariano Rivera. Hands down. The ball even looks the way it used to look when Mo threw it back in 1997 and 1998, that stream of milk coming out of the glove to the plate. Simply awesome!

The Yankees eventually want to make Joba a starter. That might not be such a good idea, if you ask me. I know, nobody's asking me. But if anyone did ask me, I'd say Joba Chamberlain is the next closer for The New York Yankees.

The Lady

[Photo: Frank Gunn/AP]

1 comment:

susan mullen said...

Mariano pitched 122 innings in 1996 as you know, as a late inning reliever. This is routinely ignored by those writing about 'closers,' which of course deletes a valuable part of Mo's career. The ball came out of his hand well enough to pitch 3 days in a row in the World Series. Thanks for mentioning Mo.