Joba & Huff – to be continued

joba.jpgJoba Chamberlain tried to say all of the right things about Aubrey Huff’s showy display in the first inning on Sunday, when the Orioles first baseman twice pumped his fist and shouted after belting a three-run homer.

There were no other on-field fireworks, but Chamberlain added this not-so-subtle caveat: “This won’t be the last time I face him.”

But Chamberlain had his back turned when Huff rounded first base, so he missed a lot of the show. He’ll have to catch it on the highlights.

“I honestly didn’t see it,” Chamberlain said. “He did what he was supposed to do with the pitch, he hit a home run. If he wants to do a back flip, he can do a back flip. It really doesn’t bother me.”

For his part, Huff (1-for-8 with three strikeouts coming in vs. Chamberlain) didn’t shy away from admitting he knew exactly what he was doing.

“He’s done it a couple of times to me when he’s struck me out,” Huff said. “For me, it’s just in good fun. I always told the guys that if I get him, I’m going to give him a nice fist pump. For me, it wasn’t really showing anybody up. I was just trying to have some fun with it. He does it all the time and I figured you know what, why not?”

Joe Girardi declined to comment, but Chamberlain struck a familiar tone in defending his actions on field, even though the fist pumps have come a little less regularly this year.

“I’m not going to make everybody happy. I understand that,” he said. “I’m out here to win ballgames, I’m not here to make friends, to be honest with you. If I make friends along the way, awesome. But this is about this team in here and giving them everything I’ve got. If I don’t show my emotion, that’s not me being a person and a baseball player. That’s cutting this team short of everything I can give them.”

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Joba does nothing wrong with the emotion that he shows on the mound after striking out an opposing batter. Look at Papelbon and the antics that peice of **** does after he strikes out a batter, and K – rod. Maybe some of the other overpaid idiots on the Yankees should take note. Go Yankees!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 11, 2009
Scranton/WB
Louisville (Reds) 7:05 PM
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Portland (Red Sox) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Tampa
Daytona (Cubs) 7:05 PM
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Charleston
Lexington (Astros) 7:05 PM
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 10, 2009
Scranton/WB 0
Louisville (Reds) 3 (11)
W: J. Roenicke (1-0, 4.50); L: D. Robertson (0-2, 1.74)
HR: LOU: W. Castillo (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_10_swbaaa_louaaa_1
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Binghamton (Mets) 3
Trenton 4
W: J. Schmidt (3-0, 1.23); L: R. Merritt (0-3, 3.94)
HR: BIN: S. Bowman (5). TRN: J. Vazquez (5), J. Gil (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_10_binaax_treaax_1
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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE EDT
MON – MAY – 11 – – –
TUE – MAY – 12 – at Blue Jays  – 7:07 PM – MY9
WED – MAY – 13 – at Blue Jays  – 7:07 PM – YES
THU – MAY – 14 – at Blue Jays  – 7:07 PM – YES
FRI – MAY – 15 – vs Twins  – 7:05 PM – YES
SAT – MAY – 16 – vs Twins  – 1:05 PM – YES
SUN – MAY – 17 – vs Twins  – 1:05 PM – YES

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The Joba thing is not embarrassing at all, look at Pappelbon, K-Rod etc. I like to see emotion out of pitchers. I mean Dennis Eckersly used to point at batters as they walked to the dugout after he struck them out. Right now this team has three major problems pitching defense and hitting, if they can fix those we’re fine, but seriously Girardi may be very soon to be on his way out if the Yanks dont turn something around soon. Jeter is beginning to look washed up, I mean that high chopper over 2nd last game Joba let go because it was a routine DP for any SS and it gets into CF. It makes me wonder is Romero Pena could do better, I mean Jeet is only hitting .250 has little to no range anymore and his arm is shading closer to Johnny Damon territory in recent times. I know they wouldn’t bench Jeter for Pena ever but Jeters gotta pick it up stat especially in the leadoff spot.

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Fan Confidence Poll: May 11th, 2009
By Mike Axisa
http://riveraveblues.com/2009/05/fan-confidence-poll-may-11th-2009-11536/

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Joba, just keep pitching the way you are doing. Just stop starting slow. Pick your time with Huff and that smart a_ _ team the RedSox. I wish Hughes and Wang start knocking those hittters on their backside. Get them off that plate, they act like they are at batting pratice. Remember high and tight. Under the chin.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 11, 2009
Scranton/WB
Louisville (Reds) 7:05 PM
———————————
Portland (Red Sox) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Tampa
Daytona (Cubs) 7:05 PM
———————————
Charleston
Lexington (Astros) 7:05 PM
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 10, 2009
Scranton/WB 0
Louisville (Reds) 3 (11)
W: J. Roenicke (1-0, 4.50); L: D. Robertson (0-2, 1.74)
HR: LOU: W. Castillo (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_10_swbaaa_louaaa_1
———————————
Binghamton (Mets) 3
Trenton 4
W: J. Schmidt (3-0, 1.23); L: R. Merritt (0-3, 3.94)
HR: BIN: S. Bowman (5). TRN: J. Vazquez (5), J. Gil (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_10_binaax_treaax_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Joba’s attitude is that of a winner. He’ll brush Huff back the next time he sees him because he deserves it. I think this team is finding some meat and potato leaders in Swisher, Damon, and Joba. These guys may be the secret ingredient that will diffuse some of the glare on the big names. Sabbathia is showing some of the same resolve. The chemistry is still fragile, but I like the direction. The intangibility of characater can never be predicted but Joba’s responses are exactly the type I like to hear. Competitive, business like, but hey, it’s still a boys game.

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Hey DippyDavid Papelbum does it ALL the time and I don’t hear anything about him being a disgrace to MLB or the Boston organization. Although I don’t agree with the fist pumping Papelbum was the first that I really noticed doing this so Joba must have learnt it from him!

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Never been a big fan of Huff, but in this case he needs to get Player of the Week.

Joba’s bush league antics have got to go.

He(Joba) embarrasses both himself and the organization continually with his conduct on the mound.

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the yankess and joba should worry bout scoring some runs and not aubrey huff in case anyone hasnt noticed these guys stink.. theyre currently 5 and a half out with no real promise in sight.
Well one bight spot.. Looks like Cano and Cabrerra havent been out closing down the clubs this season. their performances have definately improved.
Either how these guys arent very good and aside from cap are hard to root for.
Has an eightys feel to me. all the high priced talent and no chemistry. Tex is a nice guy but a merc. burnette has sincerity and fire another bright spot perhaps coneish.
CC. is lights out then REEKS. why they pay all this dough for career 500 pictures is beyond me,but the list goes on forever.
Arod need i say more but will still take him over soriano. Well who dont love Swish?
other than that, they have inconsistent pitching,dont hit with risp cnat get the runner in from 2nd with less than two out cant manufacture runs dont get the two out hit. tex hasnt produced squat neither has aroid these guys smell

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Jackson44 – – oh yah, and Joba is the only pitcher to show emotion? Papelbum is one of the worst and everyone knows it. The TV announcers made too much of it, like in junior high some loser eggs on kids to fight. Joba had his game face on and didn’t react to it – so why should the announcers care. Oh, yah, by the way, the Yankees won the game.

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Joba had it coming. In fact, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. He shows hitters up all the time and it just looks bush league. Mike Mussina never did it, Rivera doesn’t, so why should the rookie? It’s just like what we tell our kids: “Act like you’ve done it before.”

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You would, erickson.

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I thought it was VERY FRIGGIN FUNNY!!!!!

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Joba is in line to face the Orioles on either the 20th or 21st of this month (if they skip Phil Hughes with the off-day). Assuming no injuries that’s 11 days, till Huff Vs Joba II. I guess you can add Aubrey to the list of people JC’s ticked off, top of that K.Youkillis.

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