|Consider yourself warned, Joba
Big Papi is warning Joba Chamberlain to watch where he's throwing:
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."
For all of the media overexposure, I'm not as steeped in recent Red Sox-Yankees lore as many of you out there, and as I sit here today I can't for the life of me remember why Chamberlain has decided that Kevin Youkilis is worth brushing back every time they meet. I mean, I hate that godawful goatee he wears as much as the next guy, but that's no reason to brain him.