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Joba: I’m ready to start

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here we are at Sacred Heart University, where a capacity crowd (80 percent of them Yankees fans) are here to hear Joba Chamberlain and Jon Lester speak. Andrew Marchand of the ESPN Radio is the moderator.

It’s great to be at a school in the dead of winter and see so many baseball fans.

Joba is headed down to Tampa tomorrow and is ready to start throwing off the mound “Twenty-five fastballs, I’m feeling great,” he said.

The Yankees, he said, told him in November that he would be a starting pitcher and he has been preparing for that. “It’s a relief to have it all settled,” he said.

Joba had dinner with CC Sabathia in December and gushed about his personality. “Tremendous guy,” he said. “People are going to love him.”

I need to get cracking on my newspaper story. But Joba looks good and he’ll be on the mound soon.

(By the way, not a half-bad photo with the new iPhone, huh?)




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