Details of Joba Chamberlain’s arrest are coming out, and it looks like faithful members of the Nebraska chapter of Red Sox Nation helped the Yankee get his drink on.
Chamberlain, 23, who was accompanied by a group of friends, was approached by a man who mocked him about playing for the Yankees.
“Somebody said to him, ‘If you played for the Red Sox, you wouldn’t be sitting here right now,”‘ said Gary “Bo” Bohaty, who owns the Beacon Lounge, which is next door to the Night Before Lounge.
Bohaty, 45, had heard that the young pitching phenom was there and stopped by to say hello. Bohaty said Chamberlain “seemed fine” and was “cool,” but became sour after the comments were made.
“It got a rise out of him,” Bohaty said. “Joba turned his head and said, ‘What did you say?’ and the guy yelled it again.”
A member of Chamberlain’s party engaged in some minor pushing with the man who confronted Chamberlain, but Chamberlain himself didn’t get physical, according to a manager at the Night Before Lounge who wished to remain anonymous.
The story goes on to say Chamberlain’s blood alcohol was nearly twice the legal limit, and even gives a play-by-play of his night of bar-hopping.
Yankees making asses of themselves, well, it helps to ease the pain of the long off-season. Maybe next week they’ll catch Jeter and A-Rod in a threesome with a goat or get pictures of Girardi kicking puppies in Central Park. We can dream. And regardless of which way the World Series goes, you can rest assured that some members of the Rays will be making headlines for some kind of extracurricular activity. Upton? Garza? Definite police log material.