Friday, March 23, 2012


The Joba Rules applied to the number of innings Joba threw during his first time up with the Yankees. After that part of the season and his midge attack on the mound in Cleveland, the Joba Rules disappeared.

Joba was used as a starter and failed and he was placed back in the bullpen where he belonged but it might of been too late. The Yankees coddling of this pitcher might have been his demise. Last June he went down with an arm injury that needed Tommy John surgery.

Joba was recovering and was planning to make a go at it this season until the latest Joba mishap. He sustained an open dislocation of his ankle playing with his son. He hurt his ankle so bad that and there was a major amount of blood lost that there  was an initial concern for his life.

Joba had surgery on the ankle last night and as of right now, no one knows if he will be able to pitch again. Only time will tell but the Yankees are without Joba for this season.

Reports have said that Joba was on a trampoline at his son's kindergarten when he hurt his ankle. Is there not a clause in his contract that he is not able to do activities that might get him injured. Remember Mike Mussina had a clause put into his contract about no basketball.  I think that it is irresponsible for an athlete to get involved in something that might injure him and cause the team a loss of his services. What is even worse is the fact this happened in the middle of spring training and while he is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.

Good thing for the Yankees is that Dave Robertson is on the mend and will be back in no time.

 Better news for the day is that the Knicks are taking on the Raptors tonight and they are trying to extend their unbeaten streak to 7 games. If they win tonight, it will place them back at .500. Doesn't sound all that exciting but a .500 record for the Knicks in the last few years is something to smile about.

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