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A still defiant Joba Chamberlain said Sunday morning he felt “no need to apologize” to Mariano Rivera following their tense exchange in the dugout on Saturday.
Chamberlain expressed little regret for the situation, saying that even in hindsight, he would have done the same thing to the Yankees closer.
“I wouldn’t change it,” Chamberlain said. “I wouldn’t change anything I do in life. It happens, it happens. You fess up to it, you talk about it, you laugh and move on. That’s all you can do. It’s not really a story to begin with.”
Rivera and Chamberlain spoke after Saturday night’s game, then chatted again Sunday morning about the incident in which Chamberlain snapped at the Hall of Famer in full view of reporters and fans.
On Sunday, the New York Yankees confirmed that the two teammates buried the hatchet via Twitter:
"Brothers don't shake hands, brothers gotta hug."
Brothers don't shake hands, brothers gotta hug twitter.com/YankeesPR/stat…
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 12, 2013
Rivera claimed on Sunday that his admonishing teammate had indeed apologized to him.
“I’m the oldest here. I have to be the brother that has to keep the cool,” Rivera said. “It’s good. We’re all good. It’s nothing. We’ll move on.”
Things looked like they were back to normal Sunday afternoon after Rivera got his 15th save of the season and Chamberlain sulked in the bullpen. And the Yankees beat the Royals, 4-2.
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WHOLE BAG OF SHH
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Joba Chamberlain actually had the gall to tell the legendary Mariano Rivera not to "shush" him during pre-game activities at Kansas City.
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”...
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...
The few minutes that Mariano Rivera spent speaking with Ryan Bressette and his family in an interview room beneath Kauffman Stadium forged a memory sure to last them a lifetime.
Perhaps for the Yankees closer, too.
Rivera spoke with more than a dozen members of the Kansas City community before Saturday night's game against the Royals as part of a farewell tour. Rivera has been...
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 [...]
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...
I love when baseball players do this, they get it right! Putting up the NO MO Sign with the chalk outline, then Mariano Rivera comes out and re enacts the event. I am not a Yankee fan but that is HILARIOUS
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The chalk outline is still there!!!
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...