Joba Chamberlain’s son had a lot to do with him signing back with the Tigers

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Ken Rosenthal reports that while Joba Chamberlain’s desire to come back to Detroit this year was motivated in part by his own comfort level and sense of unfinished business with the Tigers, there was something else which factored into it too. His eight-year-old son’s wishes:

“I sat down with Karter and asked him what he was comfortable with . . . We kind of went through all of the options. He was like, ‘Dad, I don’t know anybody on that team.’ Or, ‘I know this person on this team.’ Literally, as we were going through it, he gets on his phone and calls Victor’s son to ask how his dad was doing.”

Meaning Victor Martinez’s son, Victor Jr.

In other news, some of us who work at home in our pajamas all day have kids complete unaware of what the concept of a coworker is.