...the New York media can't think of anything interesting to jabber about and starts grasping at straws for a story, ANY story.
Case in point: Dissecting and over-analyzing the way Joba celebrates a successful pitching outing.
You know what I'm talking about - the innocuous fist pump
he does every time he strikes someone out. No, you're not missing anything - THAT is what people are fired up about.
After striking out Frank Thomas on Wednesday, Joba executed the aforementioned fist pump, obviously thrilled that he got out such a prolific hitter and reportedly one of his own personal heroes. He didn't do a little jig, get in the Hurt's face and holler "BEYOTCH!" or get down on his knees and start praising Jesus. See for yourself:
I would certainly not classify that as "excessive celebration" or "jackassery" or even "over-excitement." What's more, Frank Thomas agrees! When asked about Joba's pumpin' all he had to say was:
"He was pumped up, did a good job, and he struck me out in a big situation. So go ahead."Is there anyone - media aside - out there that thinks this is a big deal AT ALL?
It should be such a non-issue that I feel stupid even mentioning it here. Any idiot can see that he's excited, not bragging. Joba has done a lot of interviews, and I have never seen one during which he was anything but humble, grateful, and completely devoid of cockiness.
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