Chamberlain made his first appearance of the spring on Thursday, and many people noticed a cool Joba fact for the first time: He turned his Tommy John surgery scar into a smiley face tattoo. He's actually had it for a while — since last summer, at the very least.
But his new hometown paper, The Detroit Free Press, noticed the tattoo and shared this:
Chamberlain had elbow surgery in 2011. It's a fairly common occurrence for pitchers, but we can't recall anyone embracing their surgery scar as much as Chamberlain.
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