Could Kevin Youkilis still be holding an old grudge toward new teammate Joba Chamberlain?
In December, Youkilis signed with the rival Yankees after spending nearly a decade with the rival Red Sox. The move was certainly a bit of a surprise to the baseball community, but the 33-year old was welcomed to New York with open arms, nevertheless.
One of the Yankees who attempted to reach out to Youkilis to help welcome him to the team was Chamberlain. Chamberlain placed a call to Youkilis shortly after hearing word of his signing. However, Chamberlain claims that he has yet to receive a call back.
"I did everything I can do," Chamberlain said. "I can't control what Kevin Youkilis does, I can only control what I do and, you know what, we'll go on from there."
Was Chamberlain surprised by getting dissed?
"No, not really. I'm bound to run into him at some point. Sooner rather than later. We'll see what happens. We're grown men," the right-hander said.
I don't believe these two will be sharing a spot next to each other on the Yankee Stadium bench anytime soon. Although, one would have to assume that they will settle their differences at some point down the road.