LADY AT THE BAT: Roc Nation & Osage County: Two New Scenes For CC Sabathia

Friday, January 17, 2014

Roc Nation & Osage County: Two New Scenes For CC Sabathia

It has been an interesting couple of days for Yankees ace (or, should I say, nominal ace?) CC Sabathia. He showed off his off-the-field entertaining skills and then hooked up with an agent famous for his own.

You've probably seen the little skit he and Mark Teixeira put on during Wednesday night's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." The two wore wigs while portraying women in a scene from "August: Osage County."  As I watched Sabathia, one thought kept pestering me, making it very difficult for me to think otherwise: Serena Williams. Is it just me, or did Sabathia look just like her with that wig on?

Okay, I'll move on.  To Roc Nation.  Sabathia wants some of what Robinson Cano is having. The news first broke on Twitter last night, where a picture was posted of Sabathia at a table with Jay Z, signing what was assumed to be his Roc Nation contract. We'll have to wait until 2016 to see if Jay Z can work that Cano magic on CC.

Incidentally, it's hard not to notice that CC Sabathia looks as if he has lost even more weight. I realize this might worry some people but, I'm not one of them.  I'm all for people being as slim as they can be without sacrificing their health. As long as he can still pitch effectively it's all good. 

Pitching effectively may no longer mean being a power pitcher. Sabathia will have to develop a new arsenal. Gaining weight again, however, is definitely not the solution.

Congrats, big guy. Best of luck for the 2014 season.

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