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Joba Chamberlain tells Mariano Rivera 'Don't shush me'

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09:24 AM ET 05.12 | Mariano Rivera has been the focus of adoring affection everywhere he has gone in baseball since announcing that this would be his final season. As part of his farewell tour, he has been meeting with fans and team employees in each city he visits. On Saturday, however, he was the recipient of an admonishment, from a teammate, Joba Chamberlain. Rivera was conducting a dugout interview after he had finished meeting with local families that have endured hardships. During the interview, Chamberlain was standing on the railing of the dugout signing autographs and speaking loudly to be heard above the public address system to members of his family in the stands. At one point Rivera called out, "Joba, suave," and used a hand gesture for Chamberlain to keep the volume down. Rivera continued to speak with the reporters, but once the interview ended Chamberlain said to Rivera, "Don't shush me." Rivera initially thought Chamberlain was joking, but Chamberlain reiterated the point twice more with a stern expression, saying: "I'm serious. Don't ever shush me." Rivera said he explained to Chamberlain that he was not telling him he could not speak with his family members, only that Rivera was not able to hear the questions he was being asked. After Saturday night's game, Chamberlain acknowledged the exchange was unusual but said, "It's between me and him."

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May 12, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Joba: Mariano Rivera is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He's a singular talent and a legend who is still playing at the highest level. You are not. If he tells you to shush - shush.

May 12, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Joba: Mariano Rivera is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He's a singular talent and a legend who is still playing at the highest level. You are not. If he tells you to shush - shush.

Absolutely.

May 12, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Joba: Mariano Rivera is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He's a singular talent and a legend who is still playing at the highest level. You are not. If he tells you to shush - shush.

Well said.

May 12, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Joba's head has always been too big for his hats.

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May 12, 2013  10:29 AM ET

It's crazy to imagine how Mariano Rivera is still one of the greatest closers in the game, even at this point in his career. To be honest, I never appreciated Mo as much as I do this year. I always took him for granted and chose to rather remember him for flaws rather than his success. I can't imagine the Yankees without him. And by the looks of it, the Yankees might be grooming Joba Chamberlain to take over once he's gone. Joba better **** and take every piece of advice from Mariano that he can.

May 12, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Why is s.t.f.u. being censored.

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May 12, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Doesn't Joba realize that one phone call from Mo to Cashman, and he's in Houston?

May 12, 2013  10:57 AM ET

**** JOBA!

May 12, 2013  10:58 AM ET

s/t/f/u/

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May 12, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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Moe can get Joba into NASA????Sounds cool, but the space program stopped sending monkeys into space almost 50 years ago.

Maybe not NASA, but I'm sure he could get him into the sky working for Goodyear.

May 12, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Two excellent responses. Well done gents.

May 12, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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Joba: Mariano Rivera is a first ballot Hall of Famer. He's a singular talent and a legend who is still playing at the highest level. You are not. If he tells you to shush - shush.

+1

May 12, 2013  12:12 PM ET

I'm more curious which family members of Joba's were at the came. Is his coke dealing mother out of prison already?

May 12, 2013  12:21 PM ET

That is so unfortunately typical of many of the younger generation today. Joba could care less about what anyone else was doing because he was busy in his own little world and that is all that mattered. Total lack of respect and class showed by Joba and especially making that comment not once but, twice in front of reporters??? This guy has not come close to his potential and has been a big bust because he can't stay of the disabled list. If I were him I would shut my mouth and listen to everything Mo had to say and soak up all I could from one of the best to have ever played this sport!

May 12, 2013  12:37 PM ET

Not a Yankee fan by any means, but how does that chubby piece of nothing have the gall to yap at a legend like he's done a damned thing in his career to deserve any respect from Mo? Mo should've picked up a baseball and nailed him in his fat fing mouth!

 
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