By “it” I mean CC’s lousy outing today against the Nationals. According to LoHud, he couldn’t wait to share the news with the missus.
“I just called my wife and she started laughing,” Sabathia said.
I guess if I were the Sabathias, I’d laugh too. Today wasn’t the first time he’s gotten knocked around in spring training and it won’t be the last. What’s more, the significant point is that his knee feels good.
I listened to the last four innings of the game – my first of the season with John and Suzyn, who were cracking jokes about the mistakes John kept making with his calls. (He’d say somebody was safe and the ump would say otherwise.) The pitching wasn’t exactly stellar for either side, and aside from Gardner’s heroics it was pretty dull.
Which brings me to spring training games in general. While I enjoy seeing the young guys who are actually battling to make the club, I honestly have little-to-no interest in the kids that are just there to… to what? Everybody knows they’ll be cut any second, so is it a perk to be out there for a few innings with the big boys? Is it sort of a rehearsal so they’ll know what it’s like if they ever get to the majors? Is it to showcase them for scouts because they’re trade bait? Or is it just an opportunity for them to play, period? Somebody help me here.