N.Y. POST — If young Joba Chamberlain misbehaves tomorrow night, he might face a spanking from someone else’s Papi. With Chamberlain scheduled to start for the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series against the Red Sox, David Ortiz yesterday said the talented right-hander should avoid using Kevin Youkilis’ head as a bull’s-eye. “None of that, man — just play the game the way it’s supposed to be, and that’s about it,” Ortiz said, referring to Chamberlain. “This is a guy, as good as he is, the next step for him will be to earn respect from everybody in the league. He’s not a bad guy, but when things like that happen, people get the wrong idea.”
Well this is just classic – David Ortiz whining about Joba Chamberlain. I mean talk about throwing stones from a glass house? Hey Big Papi, Josh Beckett does it all the time and your buddy Pedro did it for 7 years. You remember how many times “Petey” threw 95+ at the heads of Jeter and Posada and the Yankees did nothing in response? Those are future Hall of Famers we’re talking about. Now Joba is just getting a little payback and Big Papi won’t stop whining about it. Give me a fucking break dude. Just because you have 0 homeruns and are struggling mightily without those Dominican milkshakes, I mean Manny Ramirez, doesn’t mean you get to complain.