So now seems like a good time to bring up the recent actions of one Carsten Charles Sabathia.
Joba Chamberlain was quick to tell me the other day how much he has enjoyed getting to know CC over the last few weeks. The two had dinner in Manhattan the day before CC’s press conference and have kept in touch since.
Now comes word that Sabathia flew to Florida this week to take part in the golf tournament Derek Jeter hosts to raise money for the Turn 2 Foundation. You’ve also heard of Sabathia’s striking up a friendship with Johnny Damon and his plans to move to New Jersey full time with his family.
Back in the dark days of November and December, all we heard was how Sabathia didn’t want to play for the Yankees and would shun New York. Instead he is embracing the idea and working hard to ingratiate himself with his new teammates.
If Sabathia goes 13-12, none of this much matters. But after reading about how the Yankees treated A-Rod like Fredo, it’s worth noting that Sabathia appears to be fitting in just fine.