Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sabathia Misses the Memo

Earlier today, CC Sabathia talked about the Yankees before receiving the Warren Spahn award.

One small problem: CC, in all of his excitement as a Yankee, said--

Before Saturday night’s ceremony, he said he’s looking forward to having Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera there to close out games for him, and he’s already talked to Chamberlain about it.

“To have that bullpen and have just the support of that team, that team is unbelievable,” Sabathia said. “To add me and A.J and put Tex in that lineup, I think it’s going to be an unbelievable team. Hopefully we have a special year.”

So there are three possibilities here:

1) CC never got the memo that Joba is going to be a starter
2) The reporter never got the memo that Joba is going to be a starter
3) Joba is not going to be a starter

It seems like we should have come such a long way from that debate; that there shouldn't be an issue here at all, but old habits die hard, I guess (though this should hardly qualify as an old habit).

We'll find out soon enough.


I actually bought a fantasy baseball preview today. It seems like it's too early for that, but I guess it never really is too early.

I plan to go to Todd Drew's memorial service tomorrow. If you are going, I've been told that the dress is casual-Yankees gear, especially.


  1. Sabathia must be watching too much ESPN and the new MLB Network. All they talk about is how Joba belongs in the pen!

  2. Fran, so true!

    Rebecca, I wish I lived close enough to attend the service. Todd's been on my mind since we got the news. It's been hard to believe how much his death has affected me (and apparently so many others) who know him only through this medium. I also feel like I'm going to miss all of the people he "introduced" me to in his writings. Is it strange that this feels like such a big loss?