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Picture of the Day: Joba Chamberlain’s Tommy John scar is now a smiley face

Feb 27, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

New Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain hasn’t produced many smiles on the mound recently, but this is pretty cool.

As noted by the Detroit Free Press, Chamberlain got a tattoo on his right elbow that has turned the scar from his 2011 Tommy John surgery into a smiley face. Check out this picture which was taken during his spring debut this afternoon against the Braves:

Serious points for creativity. Chamberlain’s career has gone off course for a number of reasons, some beyond his control and others because of his own doing, but the Tigers are hopeful that there will be some happy days ahead for him in their bullpen. OK, I’ll show myself out.

  1. chaseutley - Feb 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Joba Chamberlain: Taking a gift from the gods and making the most of it.
    Well done, sir!

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      It’s one of the cheesiest tattoos I’ve ever seen, but it works in some strange way.

  2. doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 27, 2014 at 9:38 PM


  3. tfbuckfutter - Feb 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    You know….seeing him with a beard it is absolutely obvious the guy has very very limited potential.

    Maybe the Yankees should rethink that policy of theirs.

    • kevinbnyc - Feb 28, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Better question: how was he able to grow all that facial hair so quickly? Must be doing STEROIDS!!!

  4. strictlythedanks - Feb 28, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    WOW he should really turn that into joba da hut. Regardless, im a fan though.

  5. pisano - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Not only was the Tommy John surgery needed, but maybe a lobotomy should have been considered.

  6. f.verd - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    New headline…”Scarface Moves to Detroit!”… That should put a “cap on e”very’s head…(sorry, I couldn’t resist [but should have?]).

  7. baseballlifestyle101 - Feb 28, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Reblogged this on Baseball Lifestyle101 and commented:
    Joba’s Smiley Face

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