CC Sabathia, The Brewers and You

The Brewers lost their second game in a row to the New York Yankees tonight and are facing a sweep tomorrow afternoon at Yankee Stadium. We knew this series would be tough, but we didn't think they were going to be swept. At least we hoped not. Of course the Brewers can avoid that tomorrow by winning, but it won't be easy. The Brewers send Randy Wolf to the mound and while he's been very good this season I can't imagine the Yankees aren't licking their lips like Mo Vaughn at an all-you-can-eat wing buffet in anticipation of facing him. To make matters worse the Yankees are sending their ace to the mound, CC Sabathia. Yes, that CC Sabathia.

I should preface what I am about to write by noting that I really like CC Sabathia. I've always been a fan of his. He's like Doc Gooden and Willie "Da Bomb" Richardson wrapped together in a tortilla, topped with cheese and buffalo sauce, sprinkled with Jesus. In other words, he's awesome. (Coincidentally, that's what CC Sabathia had for dinner tonight.) He defies everything we think we know about pitch counts and healthy playing weights. I could see him pitching forever and breaking all of Cy Young's records along the way. He's the only Yankee I've ever liked. I love CC Sabathia.

Despite all of that, I want the Brewers to destroy him. I want them to hit ten homeruns in the first inning and ruin his ERA. I want the cover of New York dailies to read "IS CC DONE?" and "Sa-BAD-ia". I want the press to be like "What happened CC?" and for CC to be like "I don't know. That team is amazing. I can't beat them." I want the Brewers to win and CC to lose in the most humiliating fashion of all time. I want it so bad.

When CC Sabathia turned down the Brewers offer and signed his monster contract with the Yankees I didn't blame him. Anyone that complains about baseball players leaving for the money is sad. It's always about the money and if someone offers you more money to do the same job you are already doing you do it. EVERY TIME. I would start writing for the Pumphouse Brewery Brewers Blog if they offered me more money. It's just how life works. So I don't hate him for leaving Milwaukee. I love him for everything he did in his very short time here. His run with the Brewers was the most amazing pitching performance I've ever seen. As I said before, I love him and leaving was the smart thing to do.

But that doesn't make it the right thing to do. I mean, there's a reason that the Yankees are called the Evil Empire. They built a Deathstar to destroy smaller planets. They have more money than everyone else and they use that to their advantage. They are evil. CC Sabathia could have been a legend in Milwaukee, but instead he chose to go to New York and be "just another good pitcher" in a long line of them because they paid him more. He could have run this state, but instead he chose to make more money. I want to reiterate that taking more money was the move that he had to make, but that doesn't mean that he has to be right about it. The Yankees dominating the Brewers says that he was, but the Brewers knocking CC Sabathia around shows him "Hey, you would have been better off here and you would definitely be having more fun right now."

Look, I know that the Yankees will definitely win more games than the Brewers over the length of CC's contract and they will definitely make the playoffs more times than them too. These things are a given. I don't like it and it's nowhere near fair, but it's the way it is. I can accept these things. What I can't accept is that their way of doing things is the right way because it's not. Doug Melvin built a damn good team this year and he built it the right way. Now let's destroy CC to prove it.

Vince Morales is the guy who runs this site. He likes the Milwaukee Brewers, pro wrestling and beer. If he offended you he is very, very sorry.

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3 comments on “CC Sabathia, The Brewers and You

  1. SconnieGirl808 on said:

    If it wouldn’t offend my boyfriend so much, I would tell you RIGHT MEOW that I love you!!

    I make my customers (when I’m bartending) watch Brewers games/baseball (I figure it’s a fair trade for them making me watch golf). Most of them don’t “get” baseball, and they certainly don’t get why I’m a die-hard Brewers fan. But this series has proven one thing: they ALL get why we hate the Yankees.

    I feel like the Brewers are the antithesis of the Yankees. OK, we might not win all the time (or ever), and we don’t have a roster full of spotlight-worthy names. But, we’re sticking within our tiny budget (read: NOT buying pennants) and we seem to be having fun doing it. AND the fans come out for this. (HOW AWESOME are the Brewers’ fans?! Pretty freakin’ awesome!!!) THAT is what baseball is/should be about: fun. If you can’t have fun at a Brewers’ game, it’s probably because you have a tiny, black little heart & no soul (and/or you’re a Cubs fan, which is redundant), OR you believe you can just buy your way into anything.

    I hate being a Brewers fan this year because we’re so GOOD I can genuinely see them in post-season play; I hate it because I know we’ll face teams that have a billionty-dollar pay roll and no conscience as to how they acquire their players. I just always feel like the baseball deck is stacked against us. However, that doesn’t stop me from Believin’, in the true Journey sense of the word. I hold on to that feelin’.

    P.S., Set the damned date for the No Pants Party already so I can take off work. I pretty much REFUSE to miss it this year.

    Signed,
    A novella-worthy commenter on a Brewers blog. Holy Jeebus.

  2. Anonymous on said:

    Agreed. If the Chubbs can tack up runs on CC in 08′ I see zero reason why the Brewers can’t turn every pitch into a goferball.

    Also, I highly recommend the Phillies game in the Facebook poll despite it being on 9/11, given if all goes well the rest of the year they’re the only of those teams we’re likely to face, and it’d be good to have a group of roudy Brewers fans getting in the faces of the NL’s 2nd most obnoxiously rude/annoying/repulsive fans.

  3. Citizens Bank Park Drunk on said:

    9/10 or 9/11… do it! Some people might want to book a flight soon.

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