LADY AT THE BAT: Joba Jacks Not An Issue

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Joba Jacks Not An Issue

I've come up with a name for Joba Chamberlain's emotions on the mound: I'm going to call them Joba Jacks, after jumping jacks. Okay, on to further business:

The New York media seems to be trying to make too much of an issue out of these Joba Jacks. They've interviewed players, seemingly looking for that juicy, critical quote about Chamberlain. However, Vernon Wells said he hardly noticed what Chamberlain had done and Frank Thomas had nothing but good things to say about the kid.

I was pleaseed that Thomas addressed the fact that the climate of MLB is changing as far as players showing emotions on the field. He's right about this being a different generation of professional athlete. Whether people like it or not, we're going to see more of this, and the sooner we all get used to it, the better.

So let the Joba Jacks continue, and yes, I know, let us accept Manny's Moments (if you will), too. *sigh*

The Lady

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