What were you doing when you were 17? For me, I seem to recall eating a lot of hot dogs at Walter’s famous stand in Mamaroneck and making some incredibly poor (if not altogether embarrassing) attempts at talking to girls. Probably pretty standard.
More interesting, however, is the tale of what CC Sabathia was like at that age – and, for those who want to know, Sabathia will be featured on the MTV show “When I was 17″ this weekend.
According to this press release on MTV’s site, young CC apparently enjoyed throwing paint (in addition to fastballs):
“I remember one time in my junior year, in my art class, our teacher had us doing, like, finger paints, and I went and put a stripe on a girl’s shirt, and it turned into a big paint fight,” he laughed. “Paint all over the walls, all over everybody. It was pretty fun.
“The teacher was this short little lady, and she was screaming, ‘You guys, stop!’ and we kind of drowned her out.”
The show airs at 11 a.m. on Saturday on MTV.
* That’s an AP photo of Sabathia from this year’s All-Star Game – when he was very much not 17.