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This is your life, Joba Chamberlain

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 27, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Received this release from YES, Interesting concept:

YES NETWORK TO PREMIERE YESTERDAYS SPECIAL FEATURING

YANKEES PHENOM JOBA CHAMBERLAIN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 11

YESterdays Special Featuring A-Rod Is On Deck For Later This Spring

NEW YORK, February 27, 2008 — The YES Network will premiere the first of its YESterdays specials offering a unique look at the formative years of select high-profile Yankees and other athletes on Friday, April 11. The show will air at 11:00 pm ET immediately following YES’ Yankees-Red Sox post-game show that evening.

YESterdays will take an intimate glimpse at the people, places and events which have influenced today’s sports headliners on their road to success. The April 11 YESterdays premiere will feature Joba Chamberlain, the Yankees pitching phenom who took New York by storm when he was called up to the majors last summer. The second YESterdays special, featuring Yankees star and reigning American League MVP Alex Rodriguez, was taped in Miami recently and is scheduled to premiere on YES in May.

YESterdays is taped in front of a live studio audience and hosted by YES’ Michael Kay. Kay and the featured guest are joined on-stage by the latter’s family members, childhood friends, and current and former teachers, coaches and teammates. The audience and viewers are treated to revealing stories about the guest’s early years in sports, humorous anecdotes on the field and at home, and what set the athlete out on the path to fame.

The April 11 YESterdays show was taped in Chamberlain’s hometown of Lincoln, Neb. earlier this year. Among the show’s guests: Joba’s father Harlan; his sister, aunt and uncle; his fifth-grade teacher; high school prom date; his school classmates and teammates; youth league baseball coaches; teammates from youth leagues and college; next-door neighbors; and the executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.

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