In a letter sent earlier this month to potential sponsors, PAL president John Osbourne had this to say about Joba:
“Since making his New York debut . . . Joba has made a huge impact on the city and has already become a good friend to PAL. A wonderful role model for our children, we are honored to be presenting Joba with our 2008 Athlete of the Year award.”
Looks like you may have jumped the gun on that one, John. But this isn’t the first time John has jumped the gun on a member of the Yankees. The PAL has also honored Roger Clemens. Sounds like a prestigious award to me.