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Team Leader: Show Me The Money

So now we all know.That fat guy sitting next to me at the bar four out of five days, every Yankee home stand, was CC Sabathia.  He was one of those dudes who consumed everything, shots and beer, low balls, high balls, neat or with ice.  He made his bones, of course, drinking Canadian Club.  "CC rocks…it sounds cool."So let's talk about leadership. All the rhetoric supporting...

CC Sabathia Opens Up About Alcoholism, Which May or May Not Be a Disease

I would think Brewers fans have a soft spot in their hearts for CC Sabathia, who in many ways carried the team to its 2008 Wild Card berth that ended 26 years in the playoff wilderness. We were proud of him when he won the 2009 World Series with the Yankees, and we welcomed him back in 2014 when he made his first Milwaukee start since leaving the Brewers.  (It didn’t hurt that...
Via Brewers Bar
17 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia Opens Up About Alcoholism In First Interview Since Rehab (Video)

CC Sabathia’s decision to enter rehab, at least to those on the outside, seemed a little odd. The New York Yankees left-handed pitcher announced right before the team entered the playoffs that he would be entering a rehab facility in an effort to battle alcoholism. Some wondered why Sabathia would do so right as the team’s focus should have been on the postseason. In his first...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabathia 'probably still drunk' during season's final games

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of CC Sabathia’s decision to enter an alcohol rehabilitation program was the timing, being that he left the Yankees just before their Wild Card playoff game against the Astros. But after what took place during New York’s final series of the regular season, Sabathia knew it couldn’t wait. There have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: CC Sabathia may have been drinking around clubhouse

A new report suggests that CC Sabathia surprisingly announced his intention to check into alcohol rehab after the matter came to a “crisis point” over the weekend. ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reports that after the Yankees’ game with the Orioles was rained out on Friday, Sabathia was seen walking “unsteadily” and failed to respond to greetings...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

C.C. Sabathia and the humanity of athletes

Tonight, the Yankees take the field with their season on the line, as they host the Astros in the AL’s Wild Card game. CC Sabathia will not be with the team for the game, or any other game this postseason, because he checked into a rehab clinic for treatment related to alcohol abuse. The full statement that he released to the media. “Today I am checking myself into an alcohol...
Via Fangraphs
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia and a history of Yankees with alcoholism

Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to that realization before it sent him to the morgue like Mickey Mantle. Now the organization that...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia checks into alcohol rehab, will miss playoffs

The New York Yankees will begin their playoff run without the services of CC Sabathia. The left-handed pitcher made a surprise announcement Monday that he will check himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center and won’t be available to pitch for the Yankees during the postseason. “I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving...
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Suspicous photo may lead to drug test for CC Sabathia

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia may have piqued the interest and scrutiny of Major League Baseball and its drug testers over a photograph he actually re-posted to his own Instagram account. The photograph, which shows Sabathia taking a puff off something on an Atlanta hotel balcony. He claims it is a cigar, but the photo prompted speculation that it perhaps could be a marijuana...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia on Toronto bar incident: ‘I just flipped out’

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was caught on camera over the weekend being restrained by a friend when a fight broke out outside a nightclub in Toronto. On Monday, the lefthander admitted that his reaction was not a good look. “I just flipped out, you know. I could have handled it better,” Sabathia told reporters, according to The Associated Press. “Made a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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