Joba Chamberlain made an appearance at Sacred Heart University last night and spoke about his role being clarified along with other subjects.
One of the questions he took on the stage concerned his DUI. I thought his answer was a good one.
“It ain’t hard to make a phone call. It ain’t hard to give somebody else the keys,” he said. “As a man, you have to fess up when you do something wrong. A lot of people would run from it, and I would never, ever run from it.”
Actions speak louder than even well-considered words, however. It remains to be seen whether Chamberlain does learn from his mistake.
Jon Lester shared the stage with Joba. He talked about going hunting and fishing with his father between chemotherapy treatments and the crying he did wondering whether he was going to die. While the cancer proved to be treatable, Lester was first told he could have testicular cancer.
“It’s an honor to be here with him,” Chamberlain said. “I’d love to be able to do some of the things he’s done on the baseball field and we all know what he’s gone through in his life.”
Sacred Heart drew a huge crowd to their gym and the people running the show were really helpful.
The 3:10 to Joba blog has an interesting breakdown of Robinson Cano’s 2008 season. Turns out he may have just been unlucky.