Former Yankee Captain Joe Girardi Struggling Like Hell to Suffer Tears When Talking About CC Sabathia . .. and if you are a Bronx Bomber fan or just someone with a heart, you will write plumbing.
Ending a miracle, Sabathia's career ended on Thursday night … when the 39-year-old star keeper was forced to leave Game 4 of the Yankees-Astros ALCS game when his knee buckled on a mound. The Yankees are 1 game away from elimination … and the CC retires after this season.
So when former longtime manager Joe Girardi – managing CC from 2009-2017 – was asked to speak about the legendary hacker during his MLB Network gig, he get emotional.
"That was not the way I wanted to see him for him."
"CC, you are a pitcher of glory who was as hard as any man I went through that you went through daily so you can just get on the mound. "
" You were a great husband. You were a great father. You were probably the best teammate I have ever traveled because of your ability to bring all 25, sometimes 50, together in a club house. "
Girardi went on, and this is where it really gets emotional …" And you were the person I always wanted on the grave when we needed to win. And it was a privilege for me to rule you for 9 years old. I love you, man.
If this is for the 251 game winner, the 6x All-Star and the 2007 AL Cy Young winner – and it sure seems to be a wrapper – the next Sabbath stop is probably Cooperstown
Congratulations on CC … where the fabrics?