Joba Chamberlain & Brian Leckner: Attacked By Bugs!

One of the reasons why Joba caught my fancy was the fact that he resembles a tall and beefy bear that I’ve been stalking following through the years: Brian Leckner.

You can currently find him as the “losing” contestant in that Round-Up commercial as he’s using an old-fashioned weed-killing pump instead of the easy-to-use Round-Up weed killer spray.*  (If anybody could find that commercial, that would be cool.)

* Round-Up, make sure to send the check to..

Here’s a collage of him in the film, Mimic 2.  He played a stalking (how’s that for irony) ex-boyfriend who later becomes a victim of the titular mutated insects.  It’s not really a spoiler because this collage is basically the only screen time he has in the film.

And to stick with the theme of pesticides and insecticides…

Joba Chamberlain was also a victim of a swarm of insects during Game 2 of the AL Divisional Series at Jacobs Field on October 5, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Upon closer look, these insects appear to be the Chironomus plumosus.  And upon even closer look, these Chironomus plumosus were led by a…

Seriously though, check out this article about that famous/weirdest moment in baseball.  Specifically, this erotically-charged paragraph (and the emphasis is all mine):

And for some strange reason they feasted on Chamberlain, the beefy right-hander who helplessly stood on the rubber struggling to see Posada’s target as the tiny pests buzzed around his head. As some of them stuck to his muscular, sweaty neck and back, Chamberlain came unhinged.

From: ABC News – Bugs Bite Into Yankees Postseason

Damn.  How hot was that?!

Who knew that these Sports Writers are also passionate BearFic writers?  😉

And, finally, here’s a video of Joba talking about his experience about the Cleveland Bugs…

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3 thoughts on “Joba Chamberlain & Brian Leckner: Attacked By Bugs! Leave a comment

  1. Dang! *fans himself* I’m all twitterpated now. Lucky bugs, that’s all I have to say about that.

    Joba could single-(right)handedly stoke my interest in the Great American Pastime.

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