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Video: Sabathia’s first bullpen since elbow surgery

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

How did CC Sabathia evaluate his first bullpen since October elbow surgery?

“Felt pretty good; no problems,” he said. “I probably didn’t throw a strike, but that’s normal for my first bullpen.”

Here’s some video — shot through a small gap in the fence — of Sabathia’s morning bullpen. When bullpen catcher Roman Rodriguez moves his head a little bit, you can see Andy Pettitte also throwing on the right side of the screen.

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27 Responses to “Video: Sabathia’s first bullpen since elbow surgery”

  1. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Love that sound.

  2. Ys Guy February 16th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    if you have a chance, listen to the moth radio hour on 820 am or at 7pm tonight.

    the first story is about a 16 year kid who gets a job as a bat boy for the yankees and his first day on the job.

    (he gets sent on a snipe hunt) very funny story.

  3. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Ys Guy,
    Listening to Prairie Home Companion right now. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Ys Guy February 16th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    as a tenderfoot at my first year of boy scout camp i spent half a day wandering from troop to troop asking to borrow a left-handed smoke shifter, so i can relate…

  5. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Did you ever get the “I have a letter for you in my back pocket” routine?

  6. J. Alfred Prufrock February 16th, 2013 at 6:43 pm


    I heard that story this afternoon while driving downtown.

    It’s from “Bat Boy. My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees” by Matthew McGough.

    Hilarious – from looking in Tartabull’s locker to interrupting Showalter’s pre-game with reporters to being sent to the Sporting Goods store by the Red Sox with $20… worrying all the while he was going to send his idol, Don Mattingly, to the plate on Opening Day “with a toothpick.”

    Of course, now, even though I heard him tell the story, I’ll have to read the memoir.

  7. Ys Guy February 16th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    no but i probly woulda fell for it.

    when i was in the navy at boot camp in san diego, they told me to go borrow 50 feet of shoreline.

    i saw my opportunity and cut out to the navy exchange for about an hour and a half smoking cigs and drinking sodas.

    see, the boy scouts really do prepare you for life :)

  8. Ys Guy February 16th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    jpru, mattingly musta been a fun guy in the clubhouse.

    the first time i got a press pass to the royals, i crept quietly into the royals clubhouse and i was actually kinda mesmerized by the gum and candy stand they had at the entrance. seemed like an endless supply of every kind of gum and candy you could imagine. i really wanted to grab a snickers, so i kinda looked around and it seemed like nobody would notice or care so i reached to grab one…
    the loudest”WHAT THE HELL DO YA THINK YOU’RE DOING KID!” yelled from behind me scared the crap out of me so bad that i jumped and ended up flipping the snickers to the cieling.

    …it was george brett and he and two other guys (i think mark gubicza was one of them) almost busted a gut laughing at my reaction…

  9. J. Alfred Prufrock February 16th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    LOL, YsGuy. That’d never happen in our clubhouse, because candy is not allowed ;)

    The best part of that story today was Showalter’s “does he need a left-handed stretcher or a right-handed stretcher?”

    Whoever else is in here really should tune in. Yeah, Mattingly must have been a hoot.

  10. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I’m in here, and you should really listen to the tuba quartet, too.

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock February 16th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    tom, I think everyone would be enriched by listening to Ron Pearson talk and by reading King Lear, but this was more sort of Yankee related ;)

  12. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Sorry, JAP, but for hours there was nothing to talk about, and the tuba quartet (maybe it’s a quintet, now) is pretty good. And the jokes are good.

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock February 16th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    tom, one of the things I like about this place is the more vertiginous turns it takes off the beaten path. Enjoy your quintet!

  14. Ys Guy February 16th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    hell at this point we could discuss the emancipation proclaimation w/o bothering anybody…

    was the tuba quintet on PHC? (i missed that b/c a kid who works in the kitchen was cranking some zeppelin)

  15. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Reeling right now, JAP, balance is hard to achieve.

  16. tomingeorgia February 16th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    First wreckage of the NASCAR season, It’s almost spring!

  17. Bronx Jeers February 16th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Montgomery’s slider. Could be a lot of PC Richard whistles in our future.

    @NYDNsports: Harper: Yankees’ Montgomery could slide into bullpen on can’t-hit pitch |

  18. Ys Guy February 16th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    wow i’ve never seen montgomery but you look at his #’s and they jump off the page!

    he’s going something like 14k/9innings and a 4.5 k/bb ratio.

    can’t wait to see this guy!

  19. Rich in NJ February 17th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I think Montgomery, in time, could make Robertson tradeable in a package for what they really need: young bats.

  20. jacksquat February 17th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Robertson is probably the closer for 2014 and after that he is a free agent.

  21. pat February 17th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    “…..the following statement might surprise you — it is probable that one-third of the Yankees’ roster will be comprised of homegrown players in their 20s…………..
    No other AL East team currently projects to have more than eight homegrown twentysomethings on their 25-man rosters.”

    I bet many people would think that could be written about the Rays but not the Yankees.

    They probably lead the league not just the AL East in homegrown 40somethings too. :wink:

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 17th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Anyone who is familiar with the Stadium, could you please help me with this picture? This shows the seats to the right of the Yankee dugout. What are those white poles and what appears to be fencing? I guess I’ve never noticed that when watching games. When I went to the first game at the new Stadium, I sat on the side of the visitor dugout and there was nothing like that. I am thinking of picking up some tickets and am looking for the seats near the Ys duout – but I absolutely don’t want to be sitting behind some fencing. I refuse to get seats behind home plate because I refuse to be behind that netting. Thanks.


  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Michael Jordan 50????? Man oh man, where does the time go!


  24. Chip February 17th, 2013 at 8:38 am


    Between Montgomery and Kahne I would have no problem dealing Robertson, but non-closer relief pitchers aren’t going to fetch a high price.

  25. Chip February 17th, 2013 at 8:44 am


    I might be wrong, but I think Robertson is up for arbitration not free agency after 2014.

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