Monday, March 31, 2008

No Weekly Radio Spot for Joba

Chamberlain was going to have a weekly appearance on the Michael Kay Show on 1050 ESPN radio, like Eli Manning and Billy Wagner, but Brian Cashman killed the idea.
"It's a policy I've had in place for a long time now," he said before Monday's mist-out. "We should speak with one voice, whether it is the manager or general manager. They can speak postgame or pregame or in their normal interview process but not have a regular schedule."

(Asked about being denied a place on Kay's show, Chamberlain said he was not aware of any such deal. Strange. Maybe his agent worked on it without telling him.)

Cashman said the Yankees also prohibit players from writing diaries or columns for newspapers come playoff time.

"We've had that shut down for years now," he said. "These guys are paid to play baseball; they're not paid to be columnists or talk show hosts. They can do that when their playing careers are over."

In the late 1990s, Yankees were allowed to write guest columns -- until 1999, when Darryl Strawberry broke news about the lineup in his. That was the end of that.


Patrick said...

What the hell is wrong with the Yankees? Why is it a big deal if someone wants to be on the radio?

Greg Cohen said...

I think they want to avoid having a situation like the Mets had last year with Paul Lo Duca.

Though, with a guy like Joba, I don't think that would be a problem. He doesn't seem to say anything that could stir up a controversy.

Derek said...

No he definately doesnt.

Joba "Nuke LaLoosh" Chamberlain on the 2008 Pride, Power, Pinstripes YES special:

"Whether I'm a starter or a reliever its still 60 feet 6 inches... I still have to go out there with the same mentality of just trying to get hitters out."