Did Yanks Nix Joba's Radio Gig?
April 1, 2008 at 5:15 AM (PT)
NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST reports that the NEW YORK YANKEES nixed a radio gig for pitcher JOBA CHAMBERLAIN, rejecting a possible weekly segment with MICHAEL KAY on ESPN Sports WEPN-A (1050 ESPN)/NEW YORK. BEST quotes YANKEES GM BRIAN CASHMAN as saying, ""It's a policy I've had in place for a long time now. We should speak with one voice, whether it is the manager or general manager. They can speak postgame or pregame or in their normal interview process but not have a regular schedule."
For his part, CHAMBERLAIN denied being aware of any radio deal.
METS pitcher BILLY WAGNER inked a similar deal and is appearing weekly on KAY's show.