ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -Joba Chamberlain plans to remain the same on the mound.
The Yankees' setup man and Hall of Famer Rich ``Goose'' Gossage spoke on the phone Tuesday, one day after the former closer took issue with some of the rookie right-hander's antics on the field, including fist-pumping after a strikeout.
``He called me and he said what he said,'' Chamberlain said before Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay. ``It's going to continue to go on, but I am not going to change.''
Gossage told reporters during a tour of the Hall of Fame on Monday that ``there was no place in the game'' for some of the antics.
``Everybody has their own opinion,'' Chamberlain said. ``It is what it is. I am not going to change.''
Joba Chamberlain's father, Harlan, who was hospitalized last month for respiratory failure from pneumonia caused by the flu, is planning to travel from his Nebraska home to see the Yankees' series at Minnesota that starts May 30.
The elder Chamberlain contracted polio when he was nine, and uses a motorized scooter.
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