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Joba Chamberlain Hits Derek Jeter with Pitch and Apologizes in Yankees Vs. Tigers Game

August 6th, 2014 at 9:38 AM
By Michael Moraitis

Joba Chamberlain was looking forward to a meeting with his former teammate, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, and when it happened in the 10th inning of a 3-3 ballgame Joba promptly plunked The Captain.

The video is courtesy of MLB.com:

Clearly Chamberlain was trying to apologize as much as he could and meant no harm with the pitch.

It doesn't get any worse than that for Chamberlain. Not only did the Tigers reliever put a runner on base, he hit Jeter in his first trip back to the Bronx. That certainly didn't endear him to an already hostile crowd that booed Chamberlain any chance it got.

Thankfully Jeter was fine after the hit by pitch or else there may have been a riot at Yankee Stadium.

Of course there was no shortage of jokes after Joba committed such a blunder.

Earlier in the game, Chamberlain, who promised to stick his tongue out at Jeter if he tipped his helmet, lived up to his promise, although Jeter didn't seem to reciprocate the playful gesture.

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