Joba Chamberlain's Comeback Hits a Snag

March 24, 2012 12:00 AM

Joba Chamberlain's Comeback Hits a Snag

" It may seem hard to remember in these days of Linsanity and Tebowmania, but there was once a time when Joba Chamberlain was the hottest thing in New York sports.

When Joba hit the scene in 2007, it was like a gift from the baseball gods. He'd thunder to the mound late in a close game, throw pitches that were too much for mere mortals to handle and then pump his fist to an adoring Yankee Stadium.

His shift to the starting rotation launched a million arguments and the Joba Rules became something as familiar to Yankee fans as the grounds crew dancing to "YMCA" in the middle of the sixth inning. Chamberlain was a phenomenon.

And then, suddenly, he wasn't. Chamberlain became just another pitcher at some point along the road and when he hurt his elbow last season there wasn't much hand-wringing about the fact that he'd miss a year while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

The Yankees held out some hope for his return this summer, an ersatz trade deadline pickup that would flesh out the bullpen perhaps, but now even that won't happen "

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