Joba Chamberlain and Roger Clemens got to know each other last fall. Now they’re teammates and the rookie is learning a lot from the veteran.
I didn’t get a chance to include this in the story, but Phil Hughes told me something interesting. It seems that Clemens and Andy Pettitte will be taking Hughes and Chamberlain out for dinner sometime soon.
The two “old guys” have taken an interest in the rookies. It makes sense in a lot of ways. Chamberlain and Clemens have similar styles as do Pettitte and Hughes. The Yankees have done a good job of giving their prospects a chance to learn from their marquee players.