Articles matching tag: Sabathia

  1. Column: CC Sabathia Chooses Himself & Family Over BaseballOctober 14, 2015

    On the eve of the baseball playoffs, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced that he was checking himself into a rehab facility "to receive the professional care and assistance I need to treat my disease." The announcement shocked the baseball world. Sabathia was in line to start the first game of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals had the Yankees prevailed against the Houston Astros in the wild card game. They didn’t, which took the spotlight off Sabathia’s decision. But why would a player, especially one with Sabathia’s deserved reputation for being the ultimate teammate, elect to sit out the entire playoffs? He must have been tormented over the decision to choose self over his teammates.