Joba was like a firefly in Central Park, carelessly drifting through the woods, free and aflame just long enough to charm an entire city, and just short enough to leave us forever frustrated.
In the last two months Linsanity has come and gone. Now Tebow Time is upon us. There was a time when Joba was as big as any of them.
The “Joba Rules” have been debated and dissected since Joba Chamberlain burst onto the Bronx scene in 2007. So now that he likely requires Tommy John surgery for a torn ligament in his right elbow, it had to be asked: Does Yankees general manager Brian Cashman regret how he handled his young hurler?
We all got tired of hearing about the Joba Rules, but the Yankees stuck with them. And in the end, Joba Chamberlain still got injured and needs Tommy John surgery. But don’t think it means the Yankees are going to be any less careful with their pitching assets.