All the pieces fit, don't they? Strangely spelled first names, injured pitchers...actually, that's about it. Don't let that stop you though, Bill Madden. According to Madden, Chamberlain had a "death wish for his career." So, it makes all the sense in the world that he finally pulled it off at some glorified romper room playing with his kid. But what were the other nails in Joba's career coffin?
Only the most unthinkable things ever: coming into spring training overweight, a DUI and having the audacity to hurt his arm—when the Yankees even made up special rules to avoid injury—requiring Tommy John surgery. this is almost the exact same kind of recklessness Brien Taylor displayed in getting in a fist fight in some bar in North Carolina "defending his brother."