I shouldn’t say Joba Chamberlain is dumb for jumping on a trampoline, thus requiring probably season ending surgery on his sprained ankle, but it certainly was bad judgement.
This is not, as some have expressed, something we look back on and say, ‘he probably shouldn’t have done that.’ Hindsight should not even come into play here. This is not even in the same category of playing catch with your kid, or teaching him to ride a bike.
Craig Calcaterra of HardballTalk did a great job of pointing out why he shouldn’t have even been on the trampoline in the first place. But I think the video of The Simpsons he posted says more than his words can.