Even though the Yankees were going for the sweep, but lost in extra innings 2-3 after taking the first two games from the Mets, the bigger news was that ace CC Sabathia didn’t get named to the 2011 AL All-Star team.
Without question when looking at individual performances, Sabathia is easily All-Star worthy. The fact that he is a Yankees is what worked against him.
Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington (AL All-Star Game Manager) should have realized that Sabathia is pitching the Sunday prior to the game, so he could not have participated anyway. It would have been the smart thing to do considering Sabathia would pass off his spot to another, available pitcher.
The above cancels out the fact that Sabathia plays for the Yankees, who are well represented already.
Still, should the fact of what uniform a player wears belittle their performance and deem it as less worthy because of it?
In my opinion, I understand that every team needs to be represented but in Sabathia’s case it almost seems like it was done on purpose.
What better an All-Star is there than CC Sabathia?
This guy is loved everywhere he goes; he is generous, kind and humble both on and off the field.
Currently, Sabathia is tied with Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay with 11 wins, which is the best in the Majors, has an ERA of 3.05 and 106 with one start still before the All-Star game down in Arizona.
Personally, I don’t know many players who represent a sport as well as Sabathia does for baseball.
So, I guess Washington must have a darn good reason for why he snubbed someone so praiseworthy because right now it doesn’t look so good and comes off as pretty personal.
“If CC doesn’t make it, I don’t think there’s too many pitchers that should make it.”
Evidently, something is not right and in this case it is not that surprising as Washington almost gets it right a lot. This time is not different. Party on.
- B&C Morning Show: Subway Series Juice; CC Sabathia’s Uncertain Future In Pinstripes (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- CC opt-out could make offseason interesting (nypost.com)
- The Yankees expect CC Sabathia is going to remain with the Yankees beyond 2011 (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- CC Sabathia strikes out 13 to help Yankees sweep Brewers (theglobeandmail.com)
- Sabathia Strikes Out 13, Yankees Shut Out Brewers 5-0 (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- New York Yankees: CC Sabathia Is Actually Right On Track (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees Rumors: Go To Starbucks And CC Sabathia To The Phillies (ladylovespinstripes.com)