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Joba Chamberlain

  1. Who Needs Roy Halladay?Joba Chamberlain is coming into his own, and he’s almost a decade younger.
  2. The Joba Rules, RevisitedJoba Chamberlain still has an innings limit, and he’s getting there too fast.
  3. Is Phil Hughes the New Joba Chamberlain?The 23-year-old has been kicking ass this season. What are the Yankees going to do about it?
  4. Joba Chamberlain Reminds Us Why He Should Be Starting… and also why Mike Francesa is wrong.
  5. Joba Chamberlain’s Mom Arrested for Allegedly Selling MethShe was picked up in her apartment amid shrines to her estranged son.
  6. The ‘Verducci Effect,’ and Why It Matters to Our Baseball TeamsWhich hometown pitchers — and which rival pitchers — could be headed for injuries?
  7. Drunk-Driving Joba Doesn’t Care for New Yorkers’ Road EtiquetteKeep an eye out for those batteries, Joba!
  8. Kirsten Dunst Trying Moderation ManagementIf you call vodka sodas till 3:30 a.m. moderation management, that is.
  9. Guy Is Furious With Madonna About Letting Rocco Wear the Yankees T-ShirtAnd also, before your day gets too crazy, you should probably know that Lindsay wears underwear all the time now. In the gossip roundup.
  10. Hank Steinbrenner ‘100 Percent Behind’ Joba ChamberlainAfter Joba’s drunk-driving arrest and subsequent apology, Steinbrenner stands behind him and calls the young pitcher ‘family.’
  11. Impersonating a Yankee Isn’t Very Lucrative, ApparentlyLooking like Joba Chamberlain won’t get as far as you might think.
  12. The ‘Swift Boat’ People Start Doing Their Thing With McCainPlus, Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan go baby shopping, and Cameron Diaz is totally in love with Jennifer Aniston’s ex! That and more in our daily gossip roundup.
  13. Joba Chamberlain Breaks XBox GuitarsWe catch up with the Yankee pitcher and ask him about his favorite pastime that isn’t baseball.
  14. Harvey Weinstein Wants Asian!Many of the items in gossip columns we suspect are exaggerated if not totally made up, but there are some that sound wholly true. Try to guess which is which in today’s New York gossip roundup!
  15. Blake Lively Doesn’t Kiss With TongueOn TV, at least. That and dish about Paris Hilton, Serena Williams, and Russell Simmons in our daily column roundup.
  16. Joba and Pedro’s Big Nights — Too Much on the Line?Pedro returns from the injury list and Joba starts for the first time. But can the Mets and Yankees really hang all their hopes on these two?
  17. The Yankees Don’t Want You to Know What They’re About to Do to Joba ChamberlainThe Yankees are planning big things for Joba Chamberlain. But we don’t know what kind of things…
  18. Hank Steinbrenner Has Gone JobonkersOl’ Hank is mad that Chamberlain hasn’t been starting this whole time — as though he never had any say in the matter.
  19. Would It Kill Major League Baseball to Rename the Bereavement List?If someone like Joba Chamberlain can go on it to care for an ailing father, can’t we call it something that doesn’t imply that somebody’s going to croak?
  20. Chamberlain Takes Broken ‘Joba Rules’ in StrideAs the Yankees try to sort out their pitching lineup for the year, manager Joe Girardi announced yesterday that 22-year-old Joba Chamberlain won’t be in the starting role that Hank Steinbrenner noisily projected for him.
  21. Hal Steinbrenner Calls His Dad ‘George’We’ve always thought it was kind of nice that Hal Steinbrenner, unlike his brother, Hank, keeps his mouth shut. He doesn’t talk himself into a tizzy, he doesn’t battle with the press, and he doesn’t even bluster when events call for it. But this week, he talked at length with GQ and explained a lot of what he has been thinking in a calm, non-obnoxious way. It’s a great interview. “I’m more introverted than extroverted, for sure, but I’m definitely not a recluse,” he told staff writer Nate Penn. “I can’t speak for Hank, but for me, I had my hands full. I didn’t have time to sit down like I am with you. I’m glad I’m doing it now.” Here are some of the highlights: • On reports that he “hates” and “avidly disdains” the media: No truth to that. That was Bill Madden [of the Daily News]. Look, first of all, I don’t hate anybody. It’s a useless emotion. It accomplishes nothing. • On whether he always expected to take over the Yankees: My dad would say, “Someday this is going to be yours. We’re counting on you; we’re counting on Hank. I’m not going to want to do this forever.” I don’t know [laughs] if that was true. George was very involved, and he loved it. • On calling his father by his first name: That’s purely an office thing. I guess when you’re right out of college and working in the office, you don’t want to go around saying [puts on little-boy voice], “Well, Daddy said this. Daddy—” Throughout the course of fifteen years, I think it took on a life of its own here, but certainly not at home. [Steinbrenner adds the he doesn’t call his dad “George” to his face. “That would be completely disrespectful.”]
  22. Hank Steinbrenner Talks Himself, Twins Into a TizzyAnyone following the Yankees in the news for the past few months must be tired of hearing from Hank Steinbrenner about the possibility of a trade with the Minnesota Twins for young pitcher Johan Santana. It’s been literally weeks and weeks of the same mantra: “I’m in charge!” “We’re still open!” “Our offer was the best offer!” Even though way back on December 2, Steinbrenner set a one-week deadline for the Twins to accept his offer, it’s been dragging on and on. Since today, just over a month later, papers are reporting Steinbrenner as saying actually “there were no offers on the table,” we thought we’d take a little walk down memory lane of all of his bluster: December 3, 2007: “I’m not going to be played against the Red Sox. That’s not something I’ll do. That’s not something the Yankees should ever do, and that’s I think what they’re trying to do now,” Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner said Sunday. “So if they want the best offer that has been offered to them, then they need to make up their minds.” [Boston Globe]
  23. Leo DiCaprio Has Your BackAt Upstairs in Soho, Leonardo DiCaprio had the back of Danny A after the club promoter got into an altercation with a patron. New York Yankee Joba Chamberlain celebrated his 22nd birthday at the Plumm by drinking Red Bull with a bunch of teammates. Tom Touchet, who was a producer at the Today show until he was forced out by Katie Couric, may have to work with her again now that he’s at CBS. The Scores stripper who sold pictures of Oscar De La Hoya in drag regrets having done so for only $70,000. Derek Jeter sat near Hilary Duff at Megu Midtown. French soprano Natalie Dessay, star of the Met’s Lucia di Lammermoor, understands why a lot of people think opera is boring. George Clooney, girlfriend Sarah Larson, and a group of friends dined downstairs at La Esquina.