Road Warriors: Joba Chamberlain
Hotel movie you regret watching
“Oh, I watched Balls of Fury”
“The old Yankee Stadium.”
“Boston — at Fenway”
City with the most passive fans?
“Cleveland, because it has too many bugs”
New York Yankees Pitcher
SI:What's the gadget you can't live without when you travel?
Joba Chamberlain:Probably my cell phone: an iPhone.
SI:What's one thing you'd change about hotels?
Joba Chamberlain:I'd offer free Internet. Most of the hotels we go to don't have free Internet. You have to pay $15.
SI:What's one tip you can share with people who travel a lot?
Joba Chamberlain:Bring lots of pillows and blankets if you plan to sleep on the plane.
SI:What's your least favorite way to travel?
Joba Chamberlain:By car; I had to do it a lot when I was younger.
SI:Do you care where you sit on a plane?
Joba Chamberlain:I try to sit in the same spot, so yeah. I sit one row behind the exit row.
SI:Window or aisle?
Joba Chamberlain:We get a row for a seat, so when I travel I'm always by the window so I can lean my head on it.
SI:What's your favorite city to visit?
Joba Chamberlain:Kansas City, because my family can see me there.
SI:What's your least–favorite sports venue to visit as a fan or player?
SI:Any reason besides the obvious?
Joba Chamberlain:For us, the clubhouse is kind of small. I like playing there, but it's really small.
SI:What's your favorite place to eat on the road?
Joba Chamberlain:Any steakhouse. I like any kind of steak and I like to go to different ones to see how good they are.
SI:What's your favorite steak?
Joba Chamberlain:A filet.
Joba Chamberlain:If the steak is good, I really don't care. I like Del Frisco's, here in the city. The Capital Grille's good, too.
SI:What's your craziest/best travel story?
Joba Chamberlain:We just had it. In Kansas City, we were flying through a storm, I think. It was the most turbulence — I sweated through my shirt I was so nervous.
SI:Do you normally get freaked out on planes?
Joba Chamberlain:No, not really, but this one, I was holding the seat in front of me with both hands because I was so scared.
SI:Which city has the best–looking women?
SI:Are you a blonde or brunette type of guy?
Joba Chamberlain:I don't discriminate.
SI:What kind of music do you listen to on the road?
Joba Chamberlain:Everything. It depends on what mood I'm in. I'll listen to everything except opera.
SI:What'd you listen to before today's game (April 18 game versus Cleveland)?
Joba Chamberlain:I didn't listen to anything.
SI:Do you have a favorite artist?
Joba Chamberlain:Jay–Z. I come out to Jay-Z.
SI:What's the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?
Joba Chamberlain:I start thinking about all the stuff I have to do, like unpack. It's weird, but I can't go to sleep unless I have all my stuff unpacked.
SI:What's your favorite mini–bar item?
Joba Chamberlain:Doritos. We usually get Doritos in every mini–bar.
SI:The spicy ones?
Joba Chamberlain:No, the regular red bag of Doritos. Usually, we get regular Pringles, but you can only eat Pringles for so long.
SI:What is one travel item you carry that is essential to on–field performance?
Joba Chamberlain:Powerade, because you realize when you're dehydrated how bad it is for your body.