Joba Chamberlain got another tattoo. This one runs across the top of his chest, from collarbone to collarbone. It says “True Pleasure Takes Sacrifice” in black script letters.
“Just something I came up with,” he said.
Joba found an tattoo artist he likes in St. Petersburg. He, Brian Bruney and A.J. Burnett each have an incredible amount of ink.
As to other items:
· Angel Berroa, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, looks about 50 and I’m not kidding. The 2003 American League Rookie of the Year (when Hideki Matsui got hosed) has gone steadily downhill since. He was with the Dodgers last season and hit .230 over 226 at-bats.
· The players are in the middle of a 90-minute meeting. This is the big annual sit-down. Brian Cashman talks, Joe Girardi talks, the trainer talks, etc. There’s also a motivational film from the guy in charge of motivation. They won’t be on the field until 11.
“You need a Red Bull to stay awake,” said one Yankee, who shall remain nameless.
Back later with some observations from the field and cheesy photos.