August 14, 2020

I would be ‘bad teammate’ right now (New York Post)

“I’d be such a bad teammate right now,” CC Sabathia, a Hall of Fame teammate throughout his 19 years in Major League Baseball, said Friday evening while laughing.” I would be complaining about everything. It’s almost good in a way that I’m not in there right now just because of everything that’s going on.”

The slimmed-down lefty is still here right now, though, just not full-time. The Yankees’ special advisor, who retired at the end of last season, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the team’s home-opening 5-1 win over the Red Sox at the Stadium. And he’s still acting like a teammate, counseling the players as they receive more institutional support to make statements about social justice. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks both knelt during the national anthem before the Yankees’ July 25 game at Washington.

CC Sabathia
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“I talk to a lot of guys across the league, from Mookie Betts to Tim Anderson to Dexter Fowler to Hicksy and G,” said Sabathia, who appeared with these players and others in The Players Alliance public-service announcement. “So I’m pretty involved. It’s been awesome to be a part of what these guys have going…

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