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Joba's back, but no longer a star

The former flamethrower made his return to the mound, a shell of his former self

Updated: August 2, 2012, 10:59 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Joba Chamberlain is not the phenom he used to be, and so it was fitting Wednesday that his entrance did not summon the madness that greeted him in 2007, when the rookie would charge out of the bullpen and bring the old place down.

He's no longer that wide-eyed kid who emerged from a Nebraska cornfield, firing 100 mph fastballs first and answering questions later. Chamberlain is a heavily scarred New Yorker now, a reliever lost in the line of succession to replace the Yankees' ...

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