The more details emerge from the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, the angrier CC Sabathia gets. The retired southpaw let loose in a recent podcast, spewing a series of curses.
The cheating saga from the 2017 postseason, when the Astros beat the Yankees in a seven-game ALCS, has tainted their World Series crown to him.
“Forever in my mind now, in ’17, we won the World Series. I don’t give a F what nobody says. Period,” Sabathia said on the “R2C2” podcast, which he co-hosts with Ryan Ruocco.
There have been far-reaching consequences in the days following the release of baseball’s investigation into the Astros, which confirmed the team was using a live video feed and players banging on a trash can to relay to teammates what kind of pitch was coming. Manager AJ Hinch GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended for one year by MLB and then fired by the Astros. The Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora, who was a bench coach on that 2017 Astros team. And the Mets parted ways with manager Carlos Beltran, a designated hitter with the Astros who was the only player named in the report released by MLB. The Astros were also fined $5 million and forfeited first- and second-round picks…