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Chamberlain quickly replied, telling Rivera that he was talking with family.
“You do this every day,” Chamberlain said, referring to Rivera’s meeting with the media. “I don’t get to see my family every day.”
Rivera finished his five-minute session while Chamberlain continued signing autographs, though Chamberlain could be heard telling people in the stands, “I look at it every day. I have to be quiet. . . . They’re doing an interview.”
I heard the interview this morning and pretty much have to side with Mariano. Joba was getting very loud and distracting. It had gotten to a point where the interview could not continue in my opinion.
If those are the worst things Mariano has done in his career your constant ######## at him seems wholly out of proportion.
Chamberlain sniped, “That’s between me and Mo.”
Just look at Joba Chamberlain. A guy who makes a living being an athlete doesn't have enough self control or respect for himself to not turn into a fat ####### slob by the age of 26. He's being paid to produce on the field, but at what point does it become a violation of his contract to be grossly obese? This is the same guy that missed half a season because he decided to do flips on a ####### trampoline.
Oh yeah, did we mention the DWI? The constant attempted beanings of Youkilis (Joba is the only guy who can make me side with Youkilis...pre Yankee days anyway)? The retarded spinning fist pumps when he used to actually be able to strike people out?
Joba Chamberlain is a large, silly doofus with no impulse control and the maturity of a 13 year old. Gee, I wonder who was more to blame in this tiff....
#25 is right, this is small potatoes. There are dozens of more hostile interactions at BBTF every day.
yes I'm in a really pissy mood this morning.
Past actions most certainly play a role in deciding who is and isn't being a dick at the moment.
“He’s a brother to me,” Joba Chamberlain said today. “I’m pretty sure everybody has ha an argument with their sibling at one time or another. It was good. I saw him, we laughed and joked this morning. It’s just another day. … I wouldn’t change it. 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 all you can do. It’s not really a story to begin with.”
"It’s not really a story to begin with.”
But Joba is probably like a few guys on here, the ones who post links claiming to be about the subject when it is actually just some random picture they found on the internet. Shushing a grown man in front of an audience, engaging in long conversations on your cell phone at a bar, forms of rickrolling involving Sunny in Philadelphia pictures, all those jokers can go straight to hell.
Well then, substitute some thyme, old bay seasoning, and some jumbo lump crab.
Damn right! Height of classlessness. But posting videos involving It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is cool, right?
Except Joba has already stated that he was aware that you need to be quiet during interviews.
So now no teammate is not allowed to talk to any other teammate? Everything has to go through management? Joba was being knowingly rude and disrespectful and was told to shut it. Instead of just shutting up and letting it go he unwisely decided to argue about it with Mariano in front of a bunch of reporters. That's just plain stupid on his part and doubling down on cluelessness he has already shown numerous times in the past
"Joba, yo, bro, bro,'' Rivera could be heard saying to Chamberlain on a tape of the interview played for ESPNNewYork.com.
"Suave,'' Rivera said, using the Spanish word for soft, while making a palms-down gesture with his hands, according to eyewitnesses.
"You do this every day,'' replied Chamberlain, who apparently was trying to talk to some family members in the stands near the Yankees dugout at the time. "I don't see my family every day.''
Rivera could be heard chuckling on the tape, and continued the interview. But afterward, he was approached by Chamberlain, who said, "Don't ever shush me again.''
According to witnesses, Rivera tried to laugh that off, too, but a stony-faced Chamberlain repeated, in tones that contained a hint of threat, "No, seriously. Don't ever shush me again.''
So how do you get Joba to shut up?
Joba himself seems to say that this isn't really an issue and that it was okay that Mariano talked to him this way because they are a family.
Which isn't really the issue. The issue is that Joba was stupid enough to bark at Mariano in front of a bunch of reporters. He isn't going to look good doing that.
Chamberlain said on Sunday that he did not feel the need to apologize for the incident, but Rivera said that Chamberlain did indeed offer an apology before Sunday's game.
Rivera also said that he personally wanted to apologize because the exchange was in view of reporters and fans.
"Sometimes you have little things that we say that we don't mean," Rivera said. "It's good. We're a family here. That's what it is all about. It's something that we take care of in-house. It's something that is in-house. Unfortunately it happened in front of you guys, but again, it shouldn't happen. We apologize and we move on."
Rivera had been discussing an emotional visit with local families and seemed to be distracted at times by Chamberlain's loud running commentary. Chamberlain said that he spoke to Rivera outside the clubhouse on Saturday and actually asked for an autograph on behalf of a family member, which Rivera granted.
"We joked and laughed after the game," Chamberlain said. "It's one of those things. I'm around him more than I am my family. He's a brother to me. I'm pretty sure everybody has had an argument with their sibling at one time or another. It was good. I saw him, we laughed and joked this morning. It's just another day."
Chamberlain hinted that there may have been more on his mind than Rivera's comment, saying, "There's a lot of things. It was my fault, personally. My family is here and my son [Karter] wasn't here, which kind of bothered me. But that's another story for another day."
Manager Joe Girardi said that his understanding is that everything is fine between Rivera and Chamberlain. Rivera added that he is not angry or insulted by the comments from Chamberlain, who has been his teammate with the Yankees since 2007.
"No, I'm better than that," Rivera said. "When you're in the team or you're in the family for so long, you know the members of your family, you know what I mean? He's a good kid, man. He's a good kid.
Wrong. Immaturity is a major input into dickishness, and Jabba's actions reek of lack of self-control and immaturity.
I think now is a good time to post my fried matzah recipe:
Well, who can argue with such a reasoned explanation.
Doesn't seem like a bid deal to Joba: words
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