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Joba and Papi make some Vegas bank

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 08, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joba Chamberlain made an appearance for Sharp at the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He’ll be there again today.

Joba and fellow pitchman David Ortiz were on CNBC today getting interviewed by Maria Bartiromo.

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AP learned the details of Angel Berroa’s contract. He would get $66,000 for playing in the minors. If he’s added to the 40-man roster, Berroa would make $800,000 with an additional $300,000 based on plate appearances.

 
 

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76 Responses to “Joba and Papi make some Vegas bank”

  1. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    All right, I’ll say it.

    Good thing the Sox didn’t send Youkilis…

  2. AC January 8th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    joba doesnt look like hes doing to many situps in the offseason.

  3. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Joba could use a few sit ups…

  4. jon January 8th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    jeez Joba, these promotional events must have robust catering, huh?

    Get yourself into playing shape bro, we’re counting on you to shine!

  5. Joe from Long Island January 8th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    1. Joba has issue with his weight for many years. From what I understand, it’s been only recently that he’s gotten it “under control”. I guess spring training can’t get started soon enough.

    2. Papi looks to have lost weight. I wonder if he’s given up the same “cheeseburgers” that Pudge Rodriguez and others did a couple of years ago.

  6. Joe from Long Island January 8th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    1. Joba has had weight control problems for years, if I remember correctly. It’s only been recently that he’s “slimmed down” some. I guess ST can’t start soon enough.

    2. Papi looks to have lost a few pounds. Wonder if he’s been on the same diet as other athletes who have slimmed down the past few years; you know, after PED testing started. But it’s not like his body is starting to break down, or lose power or anything.

  7. SJ44 January 8th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Jobs has been working out all winter in Tampa under the Yankees supervision.

    His workout routine involves working to create more flexibility in his hips and hamstrings.

    The Yankees believe if he is more flexible, it will take some of the stress off his delivery and that will help his shoulder.

    More fan worry for nothing. He will be in hood shape come ST.

  8. SJ44 January 8th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Meant to say “good” shape.

  9. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    SJ: Glad to hear it, thanks!

  10. Phil January 8th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Notice how Joba refers to him as “Ortiz” rather than Papi.

  11. Clare January 8th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Joba has been chunky his whole time in pinstripes. I don’t think he’s gained any weight, I just think he needs a larger shirt. It probably looked fine while he was standing, but it’s too tight when he’s sitting down.

  12. RSM January 8th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Does “hood” shape mean a colored bandana and some tats?

  13. you gotta have faith (we are called the evil empire for a reason :) ) January 8th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    joba has always been that size, in uniform you cant really tell, just like you cant really see A-rods incredible ABs. lol :)

  14. Clare January 8th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    SJ,

    Who else spent the winter in Tampa, do you know?

    What’s Brackman been doing since Hawaii?

    Thanks.

  15. SJ44 January 8th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Clare,

    Posada, who throwing from 90 feet every other day, Jeter, Joba, Hughes, Sanchez, Brackman and some of the younger minor league players.

    At least those are the guys I know of.

  16. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    SJ: How does Posada’s arm look, if you’ve seen it?

  17. Bronx Jeers January 8th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Good shape by Spring Training?

    It´s only 5 weeks away. Hollywood diet?

  18. Clare January 8th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks SJ.

    How’s Hughes looking?

  19. Doreen January 8th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Clare -

    I was going to say the same thing – Joba needs a better fitting shirt!

  20. Nick in SF January 8th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Now I regret sending Joba all those Moose Bars for Christmas. My bad.

  21. SJ44 January 8th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    So far, there aren’t any setbacks in Posada’s rehab. He is pain free.

    The rest of the guys are just in basic workouts. Nobody is cutting it loose yet. Way too early for that.

  22. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    SJ: Good to hear it!

    In the late innings with a small lead, I still prefer Molina’s defense, but there is no making up Posada’s offense.

  23. Alex January 8th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    haha, i like the beard he’s rockin

  24. CB January 8th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    This is quite interesting. Remember all of the self-indulgent comments by Brewers owner Mark Attanasio about how a salary cap was a must and how the yankees spending in this difficult economic time was wrong?

    Well guess what team is forecasting double digit profit growths from their sponsorship revenue this year – despite the bad economy? That’s right, Mark Attansio’s poor little club:

    They just signed a new sponsorship deal with – get this – a casino:

    ” The Brewers announced a presenting sponsorship agreement with Potawatomi Bingo Casino on Thursday, part of the team’s expected double-digit percentage gain in sponsorship revenue. And despite the economy, other areas of the Brewers’ business are looking up too.

    “We are very sensitive to what’s going on, and we’re very careful in what we’re looking at,” said Rick Schlesinger, the Brewers’ executive vice president for business operations. “But I will tell you that ticket sales, suite sales, sponsorship — we’re seeing growth in all areas.”

    The hypocrisy is hard to believe.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yo.....p?t=505002

  25. jennifer January 8th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Ortiz says the Yankees are the team to beat. :P

    Also I think Joba needs to help in the wardrobe department. The shirt is too tight on him.

  26. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    CB: That’s….something

  27. YankeeRay January 8th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Joba looks huge not hughes. I would be a little concerned considering that he is coming into a big opportunity season and he doesn’t look like ha has been preparing the right way not withstanding the DUI.

    He needs to wake up and get on the right program as the days of getting in shape in spring training are long gone.

    Looks like he may be on CC’s program.

  28. Nick in SF January 8th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    By the way, thanks to jennifer, who first told me about Moose Bars. At least 30% of my jokes are related to Moose Bars, they’re a gold mine. Not to mention delicious – and it’s all for a good cause.

  29. jennifer January 8th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Nick- Thanks :)

  30. bottom line January 8th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “..Jeter, Joba, Hughes, Sanchez, Brackman and some of the younger minor league players”

    Do you agree, SJ, that Sanchez could be a sleeper as he gets in to his second year post-recovery? Everyone seems to have forgotten about him.

  31. jennifer January 8th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Nick- I’m going to buy a few when I go to the dinner. I just hope the weather gets out of this awful pattern. :( Cause if there is a snow storm, there is no way I’d be able to drive out there. Since where it is, usually gets hit hard with storms.

  32. RalphieD January 8th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    i think people might be over reacting a little bit about joba’s weight…all you see of him is sitting down with a tight shirt….a lot of people could look like they put on weight like that

  33. Laura January 8th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Joba should have said “I love Sharp TVs because they allow Yankees fans to see me throwing at Pukelis in Hi Def”. :P

  34. jennifer January 8th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    What a LOAD!!

    http://www.chron.com/disp/stor.....99830.html

  35. EricNS January 8th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    If Youkilis had been there she would have had to sit between them

  36. Laura January 8th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    jennifer, that guy is delusional. If Andy doesn’t sign with us, he will go back to Texas…..TO RETIRE!!!!

  37. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I heard it’s supposed to snow something awful on Saturday. Bah.

  38. jennifer January 8th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Rebecca yep. :( I guess I’ll stay home and bake and watch football.

  39. Nick in SF January 8th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Noooooo! Safety first, but you’ve been talking about that Moose dinner for months, you have to go!

  40. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 8th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Nick, does this blog have a mobile site? apparently loading this site is slooooow.

  41. Aaron(the better Aaron)(KEEP NADY AND SWISH) January 8th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    that reporter cut them off so bad, haha..

  42. Nick in SF January 8th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Ed, you can access it on blackberry and the other ones, I assume. I know Pete was going on about his new iPhone ;)

  43. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 8th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Ed: Try clearing your cache as well…

  44. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 8th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Nick,

    no iphone or blackberry for me. lol, so im guessing this blog has no mobile site huh?

  45. Nick in SF January 8th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    hmmmmm, I don’t know what you mean, then. I access it on my blackberry?

  46. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 8th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Nick,

    ahh nVm…lol

    Rebecca,

    that sure does sound like a good idea. thanks. :D

  47. Buddy Biancalana January 8th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Ed-

    U drinkin’ again? I keep tellin’ ya, it’s the devil’s juice.

  48. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 8th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Buddy,

    no sir. the only thing I’m drinking is water. lol

  49. MJR (Shut Up Steve Phillips) January 8th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    NO more donuts Joba!

  50. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 9th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    …didn’t realize we had so many Gator fans in our ranks…

  51. Andrea January 9th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    This site used to be a mobile site. Somewhere along the lines it stopped and the phone just loads the regular site–and if any of you have a BlackBerry, non-mobile sites on a BlackBerry are NOT pretty.

  52. Brandon (CC & AJ now Marky Mark (they stilled over paid him) are Yankees) January 9th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Believe it or not Joba is in better shape than he was last season.

    http://community.post-gazette......-nady.aspx

    Pirates want Nady back :D

  53. back bench January 9th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Using the comments on Joba’s physique as a perfect segway (sp?). and apologizing if this was already posted, but XM had a piece on one of the records CC broke upon signing his contract. A record held by none other than the Babe.

    Turns out Ruth required 27 pinstripes to complete his uniform. This record for the largest number of longitude lines in a NYY uniform was tied by Cecil Fielder, but not broken until CC became a Yankee. His uniform will require 29 pin stripes.

  54. Andrea January 9th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Screw that. I want Nady. Tell the Pirates to get their own!

  55. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 9th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    “Pirates want Nady back”

    could we get back Tabata in return? LOL

  56. Brandon (CC & AJ now Marky Mark (they stilled over paid him) are Yankees) January 9th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Andrea it was a bad deal, we need to get back prospects for him. If the Pirates want him back or another team even gives up a few position B prospects they need to listen.

  57. Andrea January 9th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Brandon: I just don’t see the Pirates having anything worth trading Nady for.

  58. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 9th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Brandon, dude.

    I like you, I respect you, I think you’re one of the best posters on the blog….

    Pero…no es posible para saber como Tabata jugara en los Majors!

    Solamente el es en AA!

    You can’t judge the deal until we know if Tabata has actually made it as a major leaguer or not-si lo hace, sera la primera a comer mis palabras!

  59. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 9th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    “Brandon: I just don’t see the Pirates having anything worth trading Nady for.”

    I agree. the only person I would take is that Steve Pearce, potential power hitter.

  60. gayle January 9th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Over the summer it was a mobile site now on the blackberry and iphone it just loads the regular site and it takes a long time so not sure what happened to the mobile site which was quiker. At least on the bbrry you can just hit b and go to the last comment unlike the ihpne where you have to scroll your finger forever to get to the bottom.

    brandon guess you didntsee my comment in the last thread saying that you were now workiong for the Yankees trying to give Nady back to the Piraes for Tabata lol

  61. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 9th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Brandon: Wait till Tabata makes it in the majors before deciding if it’s a good trade or not!

  62. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Staying to write the story January 9th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    huh, that’s weird…the blog is being really slow tonight. Sorry about the double (okay, triple) post!

  63. Andrea January 9th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    gayle: I’ve had a BlackBerry for 2 years. I had no idea I could press B to go to the last comment.

    You’ve changed my life.

  64. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 9th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Rebecca,

    you fine. I don’t see any same multiple posts from you.

  65. Brandon (CC & AJ now Marky Mark (they stilled over paid him) are Yankees) January 9th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    “Brandon: Wait till Tabata makes it in the majors before deciding if it’s a good trade or not!”

    It’s not just that it’s that we traded a 20 yr. old for a mid 30′s guy. I wouldn’t have a problem had we gotten young talent back, but we didn’t. Also Yes I’m worrkin’ the phones as we speak gayle.

  66. Brandon (CC & AJ now Marky Mark (they stilled over paid him) are Yankees) January 9th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    a 30 yr. old* (not mid 30′s although sometimes he plays like it)

  67. Ed - American League, prepare to be scared! CC, Aj, and MT!! January 9th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Question….

    When Ricky Henderson gets in the HOF, does the A’s going to retire #24, and tell Kurt Suzuki to get a new number?

  68. gayle January 9th, 2009 at 12:58 am

    andrea and if you are at the bottom of something hit t and it goes to the top

  69. Nick in SF January 9th, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Yes, this site on the blackberry got a lot worse a few weeks/months ago, whenever it was. Grrrr. But the “b” to the bottom and “t” to the top is a must. Without it, ouch.

    I was a Gator fan – tonight ;)

  70. Brandon (CC & AJ now Marky Mark (they stilled over paid him) are Yankees) January 9th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Question if Brian Cashman were to deal Nady/Kennedy/Sanchez/Laird can they land a Volquez ?

  71. Tyler January 9th, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Brandon…. I highly doubt that would go through…. The Reds traded outfielders to stop a logjam that had formed last year and are young at that position and Nady will be a 1 year rental for them… Kennedy could be good in Cincinatti… Sanchez is still very unproven as he struggled badly in the Arizona Fall League and while I think he will be a key component of the bulpen, he still has been struggling with his command… Laird has potential but he was only at Charleston this year…. Just don’t think we can get a young ace-type pitcher for those parts… we would have to deal a top prospect or two (Betances, Brackman, Jackson, Romine etc.) along with a kennedy type

  72. JohnC January 9th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I can’t beleive how many analysts are picking the Eagles this weekend. The Giants are at home and are the number 1 seed right? All of a sudden, everyone is crowing the Eagles the ’2007 Giants’ Give me a break. Not saying the Eagles can’t win, but alot of these experts are not giving the Giants any chance.

  73. jay pee January 9th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Giants by a dozen.Bank on it.

  74. blackaccord January 9th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    66,000 to play in the minors and be away from the family and keep travelling for most of the year… wow.. life as a career minor leaguer is definitely not fun…

  75. blackaccord January 9th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I live in eagles territory and the problem with the eagles is that they are so unpredictable.. On any given day, they might play like the best team in football with great defense, mcnabb-westbrook-jackson will be great and roll over a team.. On another day, they might be simply awful and can’t do anything right.. one thing is that if the giants D can rattle mcnabb, eagles have no chance.. eagles to win need mcnabb to be good not just decent.. once he gets rattled, he makes bad throws and his passes are short of the receivers.. The other point is for giants to take a early lead of more than a TD.. Eagles are not a great comeback team and if u take the running game out, mcnabb can be rattled..

  76. Tantron Willoughby January 9th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I hope that Joba and Ortiz are saving some of their money and not consuming every last cent! It was brutal listening to their answers. Thank goodness for physical skills.


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