Joe Girardi is speechless at Joba’s new facial hair
Joba Chamberlain was supposed to be the next great thing in the MLB. He came into the league in 2007 with a 99 mile per hour fastball and a nasty slider. Joba took the league by storm, posting a 0.38 ERA as a rookie in 19 appearances. Since his rookie year, Joba’s play has declined. He has posted an ERA over four in three of the last four seasons.
This year, Joba returns with a new secret weapon: a serious stache. Joba’s new facial hair is nothing to take lightly. It is one of the fiercest mustaches the MLB has seen in a while. Joba used to intimidate hitters with his 99 mph fastball. Now that his heater only tops out at about 93 mph, he figured he needed a new way to intimidate hitters: scare them with his facial hair.
If I was at the plate against Joba and his new stache, I know I’d feel uncomfortable in the box. (pictures after the jump)
Pre-facial hair Joba
Beginning of the stache
Some people just weren’t supposed to rock must...