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Joe Girardi makes Yankees players 'feel like wimps'

Joba Chamberlain was interviewed on the MLB Network Tuesday night. Nuthin' about Joe Torre's book or midges, as far as I know.

MLB Net sent these quotes:

ON BEING IN THE STARTING ROTATION THIS YEAR:

“It’s just nice to know what I’m going to do the entire year. For me, mentally it’s calming. You know, every fifth day I know what I’m going to do.”

ON ANDY PETTITTE RETURNING TO THE YANKEES:

“I think it brings a staple back to this uniform. I think he’s going to help the younger guys out a lot and he’s going to win you games.”

ON NEW TEAMMATE CC SABATHIA:

“I got the opportunity to meet CC right after he signed. It was great, just to be there, just to socialize with him. He’s more than the uniform. He’s a fun guy to talk with; I think he’s going to fit in great. You know, playing against us, I think his ERA was like negative 2, it’s nice to have him on our side.”

ON COMPARING JOE GIRARDI AND JOE TORRE AS MANAGERS:

“Joe Girardi is a younger guy, he likes to lift weights. He makes us feel like wimps lifting dumbbells, but he’s fun. Torre was a little more relaxed, more laid back. It’s just different.”ON WHAT HE’S LEARNED FROM MARIANO RIVERA:

“I think, just to pay attention. When you’re out in the bullpen for most of the game, you do kind of weird things like how many pieces of gum you can fit in your mouth and stuff, but there’s a time you got to lock down and focus. I have ADD so it’s important to keep that focus for when it’s time to get out there.”

ON THE FINAL GAME AT YANKEE STADIUM:

“The tradition and the legacy that everybody’s left in the stadium, not only baseball but football and boxing, a lot’s happened there. Knowing the guys who put the uniform on before, you get chills. It’s nice to put the uniform on and know that 50-60 years people know that you did it well and you did it right. I cleaned out my locker and I took my cleats; I know that sounds kind of weird, but I thought about framing them, actually I was looking at them the other day. I also took my uniform, but nothing else, really.”

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