Conspicuously absent from all the Hughes as fifth starter coverage is any reaction from Joba. According to Girardi, Joba's reaction to being told he would pitch out of the 'pen was to say he'd be happy to do anything to help the team. RJG, however, not content to leave this lacuna in coverage to stand, has done the extra investigative work that the liberal corporate-controlled right-wing media refuses to do. You, our readers, deserve nothing less.
Joba was told the news last night. He immediately started weeping, and ran out of Girardi's office, yelling, "Dream murderers!" He then disappeared for several hours, at which point Granderson realized his locker costume was missing. Considering Hughes had been using that locker, the Yankees thought it best to take precaution in case Joba turned his rage on Hughes, their new fifth starter. All lockers in the Yankees clubhouse were removed, and all player items are now to be kept in clear plastic bags. Then Joba reappeared holding a bottle of whiskey. Security was summoned to escort him from the premises but Joba grew unruly. "Get your hands off me!" Joba yelled. "I can show myself out! I have rights!" Joba then smashed out Girardi's windows in the parking lot and passed out in the public restroom of Steinbrenner Stadium. At that point Hughes walked into the Yankees clubhouse, yelling, "Look, I'm my own locker!" The Yankees plan to use Chamberlain as Mariano's eighth inning set-up man.