Monday, October 20, 2008

Joba Update

According to an article on Yahoo.com, Joba is due in court on 12/17 for his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. The article mentions that Joba's BAC was 0.134, above Nebraska's legal limit of 0.08. Yikes.

Joba apologized to the Yankees and we fans for his "error in judgement." Sorry Joba, but apologies aren't going to cut it. He's going to have to do a little more than that. Whether he wants to be a role model to kids or not, he is. He needs to do a little more than issue a public apology. Hopefully he does it without being forced to by the courts. If anyone watches "The Office" I'm totally picturing the exchange between Jim and Ryan when Ryan mentioned doing his community service. I hope when/if Joba does anything it's because he wants to and not because he has to. Be proactive, not reactive. I also hope that this doesn't get thrown out of court for any reason. He needs to learn a lesson here.

Driving under the influence ain't cool.

J-Boogie

2 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

You're right, J-Boogie. Joba needs to do community service and/or a public service announcement - so kids won't follow his example. He's a role model now, like it or not. An apology doesn't cut it.

Jason said...

I agree with both of you, J-Boogie and Jane. It was dumb and a direct refutation of the reputation for maturity (on the mound, at least) that Joba has developed. He can say he's sorry with public service and a public-service announcement--good ideas as solutions to a dumb act.
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