It will take only a well-placed fastball for the angry words to start. But in January, the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox can be set aside for a good cause. CC Sabathia understands that.
Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and his twin brother Paul run The Foundation To Be Named Later, a charity that helps out disadvantaged kids in Boston. Their biggest fundraiser is the annual Hot Stove, Cool Music concert, which was held last night.
Before the show, Epstein hosted a roundtable discussion for fans at Fenway Park. Guests included Dustin Pedroia, Justin Masterson, Terry Francona, Peter Gammons and Rays outfielder Fernando Perez.
Sabathia participated via telephone from California. This was the same event Brian Cashman attended last year.
Pretty cool of Sabathia to do that.
Meanwhile, why don’t the Yankees have any public events that include star players, the GM and the manager taking questions? Hopefully the improved facilities at the new Stadium will help lead to such things.