Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Thursday, December 11, 2008
CC Sabathia IS Spider-Man
So the Yankees, bidding against themselves and a non existent West Coast offer, and CC who wanted no part of New York said "OK, I'll take $160 million... but if I want I can change my mind in 3 years."
Christ for $160 million I can find happiness living in a mouth of an active volcano. But nobody has offered me $160 million (yet.)
Well there you have it... Sabathia's contract is the biggest ever for a pitcher. And like Spider-Man, with great big contracts comes great responsibilty.
CC was awesome last year... but the standards are a little different now and you know HE knows it.
Last year he was in Milwaukee where the Wild Card was something to celebrate for the first time in 25 seasons.
Before that he was in Cleveland where winning is so outlandish the Indians didn't even win the World Series in the Major League movies.
Left fielder practicing voodoo? Fine
Indians winning the World Series? WHOAH! We can only suspend disbelief so much!
Now he is going to the Yankees...
Sabathia lead the Brewers almost single handedly to the playoffs and got clobbered by the Phillies.
How would that go over in Yankee land?
Ask A-Rod who carried the Yankees in 2007 to the post season and when he opted out most Yankee fans were saying GOOD! He sucks!
That's a lot of pressure.
Even more pressure than his knees will have every time he takes a step. (Seriously, when he runs to the mound I almost expect him to yell "HEY HEY HEY!")
New York can do strange things to great players and big personalities. Hell I remember Bobby Bonilla being hailed as a great signing for a New York team.