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Joba's Soap Opera Takes Sad Turn

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Harlan Chamberlain arrived at Yankee Stadium on Thursday carrying a cribbage board in a plastic “I love N.Y.” bag, expecting a few quick games in the clubhouse with his son.

Then his Blackberry buzzed after he pulled into the parking garage. Then he heard the shaken voice of a pitcher who was once supposed to be the great hope for an entire franchise, and knew those games — and everything else about his talented kid — were on hold now.

“It’s torn,” Joba Chamberlain told his dad.

It, as the Yankees revealed soon after, was a ligament in his right elbow. The MRI is headed to specialist James Andrews to plan a course of action, and while the son was insisting they’d have to cut off that arm before he stopped...

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