All was good after a one day controversy between former Husker Joba Chamberlain and Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Just before Saturday night’s game between the Yankees and the Kansas City Royals, Rivera was conducting an interview with a group of reporters, and asked Chamberlain to lower his voice, who was meeting with family members, because he could not hear the reporters.
Both players appeared to be jokingly throwing jabs at each other, but afterward, Rivera was approached by Chamberlain, who said, “Don’t ever shush me again.”
According to witnesses, Rivera tried to laugh it off, but Chamberlain was not kidding and repeated, “No, seriously. Don’t ever shush me again.”
By Sunday morning, prior to the final game of the series, it was all water under the bridge.
“It’s good. Sometimes you have little things that we say that we don’t mean. We’re a family here. It’s something that we take care of in house. Unfortunately it happened in front of you guys, but again, it shouldn’t happen. We apologize and we move on,” Rivera said.
“It’s over with, it’s done, it’s really not an issue in the first place,” Chamberlain said.