Pitchers and catchers happened this week in Tampa and the first thing the media is the concerned about is whether or not Joba Chamberlain and Kevin Youkilis will come to blows. The Newsday printed an article titled Kevin Youkilis touches base, returns Joba Chamberlain's text message, read HERE earlier in the week. That's how it starts... and not to just blame Newsday, all the outlets had it.
Derek Jeter care if they aren't the best of friends. They DO care that they co-exist for the one common goal, and that's winning ballgames and championships. Let's go back to a previous BYB article, THERE IS NO YOUKILIS VS. JOBA BEEF. We nailed it.
Again, it's media sensationalism, you guys know this and with Youk showing up to Spring Training early today, he put it to rest saying the whole thing was overblown by the media, read HERE. Youk said:
Finally, the story has died and BYB knew it all along. We don't care about the clicks here, we want to get you the real story. The whole thing was silly and obvious to us... and you too.“You guys have written a lot about it, and I think it’s just something you guys keep going on and on about... But we’re here at spring training as a team and ready to play. I hope the only drama this year we create is walk-off home runs and hits.”
Taking a simple riff that we all know deep down won't matter once the season begins is silly. Look, it isn't Yankees Spring Training without a little drama printed in the sports section of every Newspaper, we know that, but this just a resort to make what was a quiet offseason for the team and add some comedy to it. I don't expect to hear anytime soon that Joba and Kevin are going on fishing trips together, that's fair to assume. I do know that anytime we hear Joba threw at Youkilis, Kevin will be wearing a glove fielding 3rd base for the New York Yankees... and that works nicely for me. How about you?
Oh and by the way, we'll have more analysis on the "always being a Red Sock" comment... look for it soon.
-- Rudy Laurens, BYB Writer
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