Harlan Chamberlain, father of Justin Chamberlain -- better known to Yankee fans as Joba -- fell ill over the weekend. Joba's dad has become as much of a fan favorite as his exuberant son -- Yankee fans reportedly cheer him and call out to him when he attends games at the Stadium.
The elder Chamberlain is ill. He has polio and he is nearly paraplegic because his left side is essentially paralyzed. Joba left the Yanks to take bereavement leave yesterday. TKM wishes the Chamberlains all the best and hopefully a speedy recovery for Harlan.
And Derek Jeter arranged a private plane to take Joba to his dad's side in Nebraska.