During an at-bat during Chamberlain’s rookie season, the reliever threw two pitches up near Youkilis’ head, nearly prompting a brawl in another incident later in the season and earning the young pitcher a two-game suspension at the time.
Since that point the feud has died down a bit (Chamberlain even hit Youkilis with a pitch in 2012 while he was with the White Sox, and it was uneventful), but there were some who pointed out the history after Youkilis signed a one-year deal with the Yankees to play third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from a hip injury.
Well, apparently Chamberlain remembered the bad blood, as well, and decided to head off the controversy by calling Youkilis and leaving a voice mail message on Wednesday, according to the New York Post. No word on whether or not Youkilis got a chance to return the olive branch, but history has shown that becoming teammates has a way of quieting old rivalries.
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