I don’t think it was as much a slap in the face to Joba, as it was Hank Steinbrenner. After all, it was he who lobbied for Chamberlain to be on the starting rotation all this time. Chamberlain’s failure was just another ill-failed attempt at getting the Yankees some momentum. It was also bad timing that Roy Halladay was Joba Chamberlain’s opposing pitcher that night. Then Blue Jays offense kicked it into overdrive, and made it a slugfest winning handily 9-3.
I still don’t understand why so many fans have jumped on the Joba bandwagon. I remember that Yankees home opener this season, and he got bigger pops than Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania.
This guy was a SETUP MAN; not a CLOSER, not a STARTER, not even a KEY PLAYER ON THE TEAM. Fuck, I hate Yankees fans.
So now we’ll wait and see what Hank Steinbrenner’s brilliant plan will be to fix the Yankees starting rotation. I bet that he buys up a rotation of ringers, a la Mr. Burns on that episode of the Simpsons. And now that I think of it, there seems to be a lot of correlations between George Steinbrenner and Mr. Burns.