Friday, April 24, 2009

Just Don't Kill Him, Joba

Over his Yankees career, Joba Chamberlain has launched a baseball in the vicinity of Kevin Youkilis's massive domepiece four times.

On Friday night, Joba is the scheduled starter against the Sawx. Shrek body double David Ortiz has already warned him to not try it again. Big Pawpi doesn’t specify what will happen if Joba ignores him...

According to Pawpi: ""This is a guy, as good as he is, the next step for him will be to earn respect from everybody in the league. He's not a bad guy, but when things like that happen, people get the wrong idea."


We here at Fack Youk do not mind head hunting Youk for the sake of his discomfort. But, please, for the longevity sake of this blog (I guess also for the sake of his family), Joba do not kill the man or end his career ala Tony Conigliaro.

Also, since when should pitchers care about being "respected." As Machiavelli says in The Prince, a pitcher needs to be feared, not respected. Being respected does not lead to team wins, high strikeout totals, a low ERA, WHIP or any other individual/team stats.


  1. I hope he does. The best part is they can't really retaliate on Saturday, for 2 reasons.
    1. Beckett is pitching and if he throws at someone coming off his suspension for head hunting he is going to get a fucking 20+ game suspension.
    2. AJ is throwing for us and he is not one to shy away from dialing it up to 98mph and triple stamping their double stamp.

  2. Great point about the Beckett suspension. Funny this is that if Joba accidentally lets one slip high and inside, all hell is going to break loose, regardless of the intention.

  3. I'd be willing to bet that Nicholas Swisher can tussle with the best of 'em


    Is that ok to hope for? I mean Piazza survived. He just started to crave penis...

  5. I love Francona's comment last year:

    "He [Chamberlain] has great command until Youk gets in there."