The second most despicable newspaper in New York has new! and exciting! details about the Joba Chamberlain DUI arrest. The Daily News reports that Joba, a full ninety minutes before leaving a Lincoln, Nebraska strip club, was heckled by a man who said two magic words that make New York tabloids quiver with delight: "Red" and "Sox":
Chamberlain - who had a blood-alcohol level more than 1-1/2 times Nebraska's legal limit when he was nabbed - was heckled as he and friends watched the dancers at the Night Before Lounge, witnesses said.
"Some guy yelled out, 'If you played for the Red Sox, you wouldn't be sitting here,'" clubgoer Gary (Bo) Bohaty said.
"That got a rise out of him," said Bohaty, owner of the Beacon Lounge, a bar next to the strip club. "[Joba] turned his head and said, 'What did you say?' and the guy yelled it out again."
As Chamberlain kept shouting back, one of the pitcher's friends got into a shoving match with the heckler, said the club's manager, who asked not to be identified.
That gentleman should be a professional heckler! Ho, ho, he sure zinged Joba Chamberlain, star Yankees pitcher! In fact, he irked him so much that Joba and his crew stayed another hour and a half before departing, leaving a $100 tip on a $145 tab, after which Joba got arrested for the DUI. Cause and effect, says this investigative reporter!
Perhaps the best quote comes from Joba's dad:
"Please get off my property," said Harlan Chamberlain, who then pointed to a woman in a neighboring driveway. "If she got a DUI, would it be a story?"
Yes, Harlan, because you live next door to Barbara Billingsley.