Bill Madden's comments on Joba Chamberlain's freak accident reveal a level of self-righteous nastiness that is unpleasant, like a bad smell:
"So the Joba Chamberlain star-crossed era with the Yankees will apparently have the same sad ending as the Brien Taylor saga. Call it dumb and dumber for two Yankee golden-arm pitchers who threw away their careers with off-the-field hijinks."
Brien Taylor ruined his arm in a fistfight. Joba's career is at risk because he slipped while playing with his son on a trampoline.
Only a person with both a lot of wind between his ears and an equally empty heart would equate the two incidents, or would characterize what happened to Joba "dumb" instead of freakishly bad luck.
Plus, it's horrible reporting to suggest to readers that the injury is definitely a career-ender. David Waldstein of the NY Times provides an excellent explanation of the medical issues. Apparently if the bone is infected Joba won't ever be able to run again, much less pitch; if an infection does not occur, he could return this season.
A more hopeful Yankee precedent than Brien Taylor is Phil Rizzuto, who in his rookie minor league season nearly had his leg amputated after stepping into a gopher hole.