Baseball C.C. Sabathia shows he’s a Yankee lifer with recent ejection by Chris Passarelli September 27, 2018 To show you what kind of teammate C.C. Sabathia is, he was willing to sacrifice both a $500,000 innings bonus and possibly the last start of his Yankees career for Austin Romine, the catcher in Thursday’s 12-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Sabathia threw at the knees of Rays catcher Jesus Sucre in the bottom of the sixth inning as retaliation for Romine being head hunted by Rays reliever Andrew Kitteredge. Both benches were warned after the brush-back by Kitteredge, but Sabathia didn’t care about the payday or the sentiment. Carsten Charles Sabathia is a gamer, and one of the most underrated Yankees of all time. He has compiled a 128-80 record with the Yankees with a 3.75 ERA. He’s 6-4 in the postseason and delivered a World Series in his first year with the team. He deserves to be up there with the likes of Pettitte, Guidry and Ford. The best part about Sabathia is his fearlessness and willingness to be the clubhouse leader. He is an extremely loyal teammate, always the first to back up his fellow Yankees, and is not afraid to speak his mind. A few explicit words were said and a suggestive grab of a certain body part were all Sabathia needed to do to show his teammates that he will always have their back. Between the camaraderie in the clubhouse that he encourages, to the warmth he greets all rookies with, C.C. Sabathia will be missed greatly if he doesn’t wind up back with the Yankees. Without him, the Yankees lose one of the great clubhouse veterans in baseball history. Hats off to you, C.C. for always standing up for what is right even when it doesn’t benefit yourself. Sabathia has always been a team first guy and this latest incident shows that to the nth degree. If this was Sabathia’s last appearance as a Yankee, it was surely a memorable one. Thanks for the memories. Post Views: 2,975 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Chris Passarelli Football Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead Writer Latest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsAustin RomineC.C. SabathiaJesus SucreNew York YankeesTampa Bay Rays Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 A Conversation with Nancy Newman: “We Are All a Yankee Family” by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on July 27, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video) On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Final Regular Season Series Rotation Sets Happ Up For Wild Card Game Start Should the Jets trade for Le’Veon Bell?