Joba Slated to Begin 2009 HDLR Season; Good Vibrations from the Kids

Joba Chamberlain is slated to get the start Saturday for the first HDLR of the season.  I couldn’t reach him directly, but he texted me today and said he’s so excited to get the chance to impress several people from across the nation and world, who will watch him admiringly and discuss him via the famous tele-comforts of the Heartland Digital Living Room.  We’ll do him proud next weekend.  We should discuss some form of digital potluck during the week.  And don’t worry–there are plenty of digital leather recliners available at all times in the HDLR.

Meanwhile, more good news via Pete Abraham at LoHud about the Yankees’ young arms:

Jorge Posada liked what he saw from Melancon. His fastball, he said, has a late cut and that is what was leading to the swing and misses. Posada also liked his curveball.

Meanwhile, here’s a little tidbit from the catcher. As he was walking away from his locker, he turned around and called a few of us over. “Keep an eye on (Eric) Hacker,” he said. “It’s 95 and he does it easy. Very impressive.”

This team needs continued youth infusion; it also needs its young, talented pitchers to develop into contributors.  We’ll see, since it’s early, but the Yankees seem on their way to getting that from Melancon, Hacker, and others.  Thus far, a very encouraging camp.

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