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According to this piece by David Waldstein in the New York Times, Freddy Garcia would like to pitch for the Yankees but would consider a trade.

And Bobby V got his panties in a bunch last night. I assume they will be bunched for the rest of the season, especially when the Yankees are involved.

Some bad news. According to a tweet by Jack Curry: Joba Chamberlain dislocated right ankle yesterday and had surgery last night. Cashman called it a significant injury.”

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1 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 23, 2012 9:29 am

Reports say that Joba hurt himself playing with his son on a trampoline. More from Curry: "Cashman said he feels for Joba on a personal level. He added that its a "massive" loss for the team."


2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 23, 2012 9:44 am

Oh, Joba, Joba, Joba.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Mar 23, 2012 9:50 am

I'm a dad so I know how these impulses feel, but this is a "Really?!? with Seth and Amy" moment.

A trampoline? What's the matter, you couldn't get Aaron Boone and Jeff Kent to come over for chainsaw juggling?

Speedy health, Joba. Hoping to see you in uniform again.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 23, 2012 9:52 am

Joba, Joba, Joba.

5 bp1   ~  Mar 23, 2012 9:59 am

Wow. Just wow. Look up "open dislocation". Does not sound pleasant at all. I feel really bad for the guy. It's been downhill since the plague of gnats. Hopefully he'll get back - but man. Just - man. (sigh)

6 Dimelo   ~  Mar 23, 2012 10:37 am

Can Tebow pitch?

7 rbj   ~  Mar 23, 2012 11:03 am

Yeeouch. From a promising career as a frontline starter for the Yankees. At this point he may be lucky to have a career as a journeyman reliever. Feel bad for him.

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 23, 2012 11:23 am

Omg, what a passive-aggressive fuck: "Valentine expected that message to come from Girardi.

“Usually you go over and say, ’Hey, I don’t have any more.’ I don’t know. I haven’t been around in a long time,” he said. “Joe knows better than I. I guess you just walk off the field.

“I’m sure [Girardi] didn’t do anything deliberate. It’s just I have to answer a pitcher who’s trying to make the team.""

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 23, 2012 11:24 am

And man, poor Joba.

But honestly, a fucking TRAMPOLINE? Those things are a well-known DEATH-TRAP!

They're really, really hazardous.

And indeed, BBNC, re: chainsaw juggling.


10 Start Spreading the News   ~  Mar 23, 2012 11:28 am

[6] Haven't you heard? Tebow can't throw! :)

Also the worst thing about angle injuries, he can't really exercise now.

11 Dimelo   ~  Mar 23, 2012 11:34 am

[9] haha, my friend emailed me about an hour ago saying the same exact thing you said.

12 monkeypants   ~  Mar 23, 2012 1:55 pm

So, now Hughes can be slotted into the all important 7th inning guy role, allowing Garcia and Pettitte to claim rotation spots. Just as many said last week, these things always sort themselves out.

13 rbj   ~  Mar 23, 2012 2:06 pm

[12] Joba was pushed!

14 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 23, 2012 2:14 pm

It's a bummer.

15 Simone   ~  Mar 23, 2012 2:52 pm

[9] Seriously, what the hell is it with people and trampolines? After all the horrific accidents and injuries caused by those things, you would think that people would stop buying/using them under any circumstances.

Oh Joba. Get well soon.

16 Normando   ~  Mar 23, 2012 3:45 pm
17 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 23, 2012 3:55 pm

15) It's like the monkey bars. Stay away from that shit, man.

18 rbj   ~  Mar 23, 2012 3:58 pm

Via David Pinto's site, apparently Joba's life was at risk due to blood loss:

(not for the squeamish.)

19 Sliced Bread   ~  Mar 23, 2012 4:21 pm

Jets Jets Jets!

20 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Mar 23, 2012 5:29 pm

Really...trampoline? Players are forbidden to play golf under contract.

My heart goes out to Joba. Since that night in Texas, his potential greatness has been stymied.

Let's hope he can get his career back on track at some point.

21 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Mar 23, 2012 5:35 pm

And, when is a compound fracture described as a open dislocation? He lost so much blood that his life was in danger? Whoa, life trumps sports. God speed, Joba.

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