Found May 13, 2013 on With Leather:
The New York Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East with the second-best record in all of baseball, so as soon as they have that best record in baseball status locked up – and maybe toss in a few highway robbery trades as well – all will be well in the universe, according to Yankees fans. One of the luxuries of being “business as usual” for baseball’s highest payroll is that Yankees players and fans can once again laugh, not only at the fans of teams beneath them in the standings, but also at their own miseries of previous years.For example, on Friday the Yankees visited the Kansas City Royals for a quick three-game sweep to extend their winning streak to five games, but because Kauffman Stadium is where Yankees closer and first ballot Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera ended his season a wee bit early last season while shagging fly balls in warm-ups, his teammates decided to poke fun at the injury with the “No Mo Zone”.Rivera seemed to get a kick out of the sign, even posing...

Indians Honor Mariano Rivera with Gold Record

It's a tradition that goes back for as long as I can remember.  That said, it's not necessarily one I always celebrate. But this one was different. Between games Monday, the Cleveland Indians honored Mariano Rivera with a gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman".  And for the four of you that this sentiment confuses..."Enter Sandman" is...

Joba, Mo have tense exchange

One thing to know about Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain: he really doesn't like it when he gets shushed, even by the greatest closer of all-time. 

Video: Cleveland Indians honor Mariano Rivera with gold record

Tweet   In March New York Yankees great, and Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera announced this would be his final season in the big leagues. With each passing game we’re closer to the curtain coming down on one of the great careers in baseball history, one that will result in enshrinement in [...]

Pleasant Surprises Continue For The New York Yankees

This season continues to be a series of pleasant surprises for the New York Yankees. Well, maybe not for the team, but for fans and the media. The surprises are worth looking at one by one. First, the numbers:Going into today's action the Yankees are 23-13, in first place in the AL East. That's 10 games over .500. They are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. They...

Are Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain Fighting?

You never hear about Mariano Rivera having issues with his teammates.  The happy-go-lucky closer is one of the game’s all-time greats, and is one of the most respected players in the entire league. The guy is still allowed to wear Jackie Robinson’s 42 for cryin’ out loud; so you know there’s respect there. Joba Chamberlain doesn’t seem to care about that. Before Saturday’s...

Mo: Everything With Joba is Fine

From Wallace Matthews:The New York Yankees say they are one big happy family again, a day after middle reliever Joba Chamberlain publicly warned Mariano Rivera not to "shush'' him. "We did talk,'' Rivera said Sunday morning. "It's good. Sometimes you have little things that we say that we don't mean. We're a family here. It's something...

Report: Rivera disses Chamberlain

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is known for shutting down tense, in-game situations. But he might have ignited one off the field. Rivera reportedly told teammate Joba Chamberlain to zip it while he was talking to reporters before Saturday's game, according to the New York Daily News. Chamberlain, who was talking to fans and signing autographs when the incident occurred...

Chamberlain, Rivera smooth over 'shushing' spat

Yankees relievers Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera have smoothed over an incident that occurred before Saturday night's game in Kansas City. It happened while Rivera was talking to reporters in the dugout about an emotional meeting with local fans earlier in the day. Chamberlain was standing on the field and yelling over the dugout to members of his family, who had shown...

Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain exchange tense words in dugout

Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain had an awkward war of words in the New York Yankees' dugout prior to Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. Rivera was talking to people about an emotional pre-game meeting with a family who lost a son when Chamberlain, in a loud voice, was trying to get somebody's attention behind the dugout, according to The New...

Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera get into verbal spat

In the latest edition of "stories that aren't really news, yet the New York media will keep shoving them down our throats", Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera of the Yankees reportedly got into a brief war of words before the Yankees-Royals game on Saturday. David Waldstein of the New York Times has the story. Rivera was conducting a dugout interview after he had...

The Best From the World of Sports This Past Weekend

Mariano Rivera said this week that he would be back in the outfield at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, shagging balls just like he always has. It was on this field that Rivera suffered his torn ACL just over a year ago, leaving him crumpled on the warning track in left-center field writhing in pain. When Rivera hit the field for batting practice Friday, some of his teammates had posted...

Joba Chamberlain to legendary Mariano Rivera: ‘Never shush me’

Joba Chamberlain actually had the gall to tell the legendary Mariano Rivera not to "shush" him during pre-game activities at Kansas City.

Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera get testy with one another before game

Tweet Prior to Saturday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals, Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera was speaking with reporters in the dugout, a pretty routine occurrence. According to a New York Daily News report, though, things got a little testy and awkward during the interview. Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was [...]

Did Joba Chamberlain apologize to Mariano Rivera or blow him off

Joba-gate rears its head in the Yankees ClubhouseCredit: AP As Joba-gate (or shush-gate) sweeps the (first place) New York Yankees clubhouse, it remains to be seen whether Joba Chamberlain realizes that what he did was wrong, or even realizes he did something. Perhaps appropriate that we’re talking about this on Mother’s Day, given that mothers are ones that do a lot of “shushing”...

Yankees’ Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera Exchange Words

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