• CC To AA

    Posted by on October 5th, 2015 · Comments (4)

    Yankees say CC Sabathia is checking into alcohol rehabilitation center. I wish him luck. Addiction is a terrible burden.

    Comments on CC To AA

    1. #15
      October 5th, 2015 | 7:03 pm

      Burden? Yes. Difficult? Yes. Sad news? Yes. Hope he gets it under control? Of course. Sickness or illness as he described it? … Ahhh, sorry, no, it’s a weakness and I’m disappointed in him for hurting the team’s chances, especially right before the playoffs start. Wait a day, if the Yankees lose, check in the next day. Couldn’t have hurt him to fight it for 36 more hours and put the team first. I buy tickets and pay for his salary through the purchase of mlb packages, so I feel entitled to voice up dissatisfaction with his actions. Wouldn’t have mattered if it was drugs or alcohol or any other vice that took him out of the roster. Bad move. Bad behavior. Let’s down the team and the fans. I can only imagine there is another shoe to drop relative to the timing of this. My guess is he was forced to do this now, maybe for family or legal issues. 1 more day, 1 or two more weeks, would have lessened the impact on the organization. He could have asked someone to monitor/coach him for that length of time. I’ve done that for a friend that was fighting it and he settled down and got through it.

    2. JeremyM
      October 5th, 2015 | 8:21 pm

      I’m going to assume that whatever is wrong with him is so serious and so important that it took precedence over his baseball career and team’s playoff chances. CC doesn’t strike me as a guy to be that selfish–he’s always taken the ball when he can. Do I hate the timing? Absolutely. Until there are more facts, I will withhold further judgment and wish him well in his struggle.

      Honestly, if this happened to your favorite bank teller, would you throw a fit with the bank, as your right as a depositor? You help fund their salary, too.

      Yes, with lots of money comes responsibility, but his problem must be extremely serious for him to do this. I don’t see any way around it. Maybe taking such a bold action is the shock his system needed. I don’t know. I don’t like it, wish it could’ve waited, but I bet he wishes so more than I did.

    3. October 6th, 2015 | 12:04 am

      @ #15:

      This explains a great many things. #15 you are correct, I’m sorry this is a story about a man with a serious character flaw, nothing more, nothing less. You have to wonder if CC was hedging his bets, if the Yanks did not make the playoffs would he have tried to slip the rehab stay under the radar screen. Oh those long , long term contracts, Tex, AROD, and now CC.

    4. October 6th, 2015 | 12:10 pm

      THIS IS A WILD GUESS and NOT BASED ON ANY FACTS, but, I also wonder if he got himself in some sort of unreported trouble (if that’s possible) and this is a way to duck out of the consequences and/or make his state look better when the news is about to hit the fan? The Yankees ARE all about spin control, when they can spin it. (As a Yankees fan, I am not worried about the post-season impact. Even with him, this team is going nowhere fast.)

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