Results for tag: Pitching Dominance
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 27, 2011 at 02:06:53 AM

As CC Sabathia was easing through another lineup, this time the nine men for the Seattle Mariners, one number kept piling up and it wasn't hits. As the strikeouts continued and the hits remained non-existent a phone call was made after Franklin Guttierez struck out looking for the final out of the fifth. It was a quick, yet a direct phone conversation and perhaps similar to other conversations or text message exchanges and it went like this:

Me: Are you watching the Yankee game?

Other end:  No, I’m watching a movie.

Me: Well you might want to put the game on.

Other end: Why?

Me: Well, Sabathia has one of those games. Actually he has one of thooose games going on.

Other end: Oh, I got what you’re saying, thanks for alerting me.

One of those with an added emphasis

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 6, 2011 at 12:56:31 AM

Every time CC Sabathia takes the mound at Yankee Stadium, his song of choice is Notorious B.I.G's hit "Big Poppa". Even with some lyrics that probably can't be repeated here, it has a beat of serenity and calmness that signals things will be all right or in recent cases - more than all right.

That is an appropriate theme for one of the most laid-back personalities in the game, the type who will freely roam around the clubhouse joking around with teammates in the hours before starts.

Many times, the kind of pitching display that Sabathia has put on gets overshadowed by things such as the inconsistencies of A.J. Burnett or the developmental obstacles of Phil Hughes. It's like a former boss once said in Jersey City - nobody says anything unless you do something wrong - and nowadays that

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