I’ve been catching up on some things after an opening-day visit to Cedar Point to ride its new coaster, GateKeeper (it’s pretty cool, by the way).
One thing that stood out to me was the way Joba Chamberlain treated future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera before the Yankees’ game Saturday.
Rivera was speaking with the media before the Yankees-Royals game while Chamberlain was talking with his family.
According to an Associated Press account, Rivera told Chamberlain to lower his voice. Once Rivera was done with his interview, Chamberlain told Rivera in front of reporters, “Don’t ever shush me.”
Wow. Talk about respecting your elders.
Chamberlain should know better than that. Whatever disagreement they had should have been handled behind closed doors. He should not have tried to show up Rivera.