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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Derek Jeter gets the tongue from Joba Chamberlain, then gets plunked

Say aah…shiit!

Chamberlain appeared to stare down Jeter while the retiring shortstop went through his pre-at-bat routine with the game tied at 3-apiece in the bottom of the 10th inning.

And when Jeter tipped his cap to Chamberlain — the future Hall of Famer does it to every pitcher — Chamberlain’s tongue emerged from his Grizzly Adams beard.

The at-bat ended with Chamberlain hitting Jeter with an inside fastball. It didn’t seem intentional, however, as Chamberlain appeared quite upset and even apologized to Jeter as he jogged up the first-base line. Jeter waved him off, as if to say, no worries.

Repoz Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:31 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Boxkutter Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:49 AM (#4765371)
He gave Jeter some tongue? Hope he got a gift basket after the game.
   2. Boxkutter Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:53 AM (#4765373)
... and holy crap! Chamberlain got huge.
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:30 AM (#4765409)
Of course the split screen cameras were focused on both Chamberlain and Jeter during the entire time Jeter approached the plate, and neither of them changed their expressions a whit. But don't let that ruin a good narrative.
   4. Canker Soriano Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4765413)
... and holy crap! Chamberlain got huge.

I was watching with the sound off, when this mountain of a man resembling Crusher Blackwell took the mound. I had no idea who the hell he was, and even after I saw the name "Chamberlain" on his back it didn't click until they started showing old footage of him as a Yankee.

Heavier Chamberlain - Joba now, or Wilt in his post-BB retirement years?
   5. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:36 AM (#4765420)
Actually Joba looks thinner than he did in his Yankees years.
   6. JE (Jason) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:39 AM (#4765422)
Joba hit The Captain?!? Why hasn't he been sentenced to life in front of the firing squad?
   7. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:51 AM (#4765432)
I'm not sure Joba gained any weight. He just grew that stupid beard.

Note to young men: if you already trend chubby, a huge beard will make you look fat.
   8. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:56 AM (#4765439)
Joba hit The Captain?!? Why hasn't he been sentenced to life in front of the firing squad?


He got more of a punishment for not hitting Kevin Youkilis.
   9. JRVJ Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:00 AM (#4765445)
I don't know about the rest of you, but I liked the neophyte, pre-gnats Joba.

A shame for the sport that he didn't become a super star (he had a great narrative going with his Wheel-chaired Dad and disolute mother).
   10. bunyon Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:25 AM (#4765477)
I'm not a Jeter hater. He's overrated by MSM but underrated by those that like to bang on him here. However, were I a pitcher, a batter with the pre-pitch routine that Jeter* has would be high on my list of guys to plunk, were I the kind of guy that liked to plunk.


* and, yes, many, many other hitters in MLB today. I have a feeling, were I a MLB pitcher, I'd just stand out there and hit guys.
   11. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:34 AM (#4765484)
Note to young men: if you already trend chubby, a huge beard will make you look fat.


Like these guys.
   12. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:38 AM (#4765491)
I don't know about the rest of you, but I liked the neophyte, pre-gnats Joba.

A shame for the sport that he didn't become a super star (he had a great narrative going with his Wheel-chaired Dad and disolute mother).


OTOH he'll have a hell of a tombstone: DONE IN BY MIDGES
   13. dr. scott Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:56 AM (#4765511)
He didn't have a chance. How can you not be huge with a name like Joba... it just screams excessive girth.
   14. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4765535)
I have a feeling, were I a MLB pitcher, I'd just stand out there and hit guys.


I have a feeling most of the plunkings wouldn't be intentional.
   15. Bug Selig Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:31 PM (#4765547)
Stare down?!? Really?!? I was watching the game. Joba told reporters leading up to the series (his first ever against the Yankees) that he adores Jeter and planned to stick his tongue out in response to the Jeter tip/nod to try to relax as much as anything. After the game, he was almost in tears and it couldn't have been clearer that Jeter is Joba's hero and the last person in baseball that he wants to drill. Nothing approaching a staredown occurred, was considered, or needs to be discussed.
   16. Dale Sams Posted: August 06, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4765562)
I have a feeling, were I a MLB pitcher, I'd just stand out there and hit guys.


If the player reaches up with his hand and catches the ball, it almost certainly qualifies for, "Didn't attempt to avoid the pitch", yes?
   17. alilisd Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4765635)
He didn't have a chance. How can you not be huge with a name like Joba... it just screams excessive girth.


That's Jabba, not Joba.
   18. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:14 PM (#4765646)
From the title it sounds like Jeter made it to first base in two different ways.
   19. Howie Menckel Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:46 PM (#4765676)

yeah, but at his age, Jeter rarely circles the bases anymore.
   20. valuearbitrageur Posted: August 06, 2014 at 05:43 PM (#4765892)
underrated by those that like to bang on him


I've heard that young girls can be quite hard to please these days.
   21. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:25 AM (#4766143)
DONE IN BY MIDGES


Moose wanted for questioning.

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