Don't worry, Joba -- gut can lead to glory

Chew on this, haters: Plenty of portly pitchers have eaten big league hitters for dinner

Updated: February 18, 2011, 7:32 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

So Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was already on the bubble when it comes to making the final roster, and he now stands accused of showing up for spring training this week sporting some new flab on his abs, some extra junk in his trunk and the sort of love handles that have nothing to do with celebrating Valentine's Day on Monday.

Granted, it's not the greatest career move Chamberlain could have made. But even the Jets' Rex Ryan, New York's most notable endorser of lap band surgery, ...

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