If you’ve ever wanted a first-hand account of what it’s like for Yankees starter, CC Sabathia, to balance pitching, baseball and family, then you’ll definitely want to watch the first episode of “Big C Is UNINTERRUPTED.”
Entering his 18th season in professional baseball, Yankees left-hander, CC Sabathia, is an open book. So much so, that he is the first baseball player to tell all to UNINTERRUPTED, a series of micro-documentaries founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.
The first in a compilation of two-minute-plus digital episodes, scheduled to hit the Internet throughout the MLB season, catches up with Sabathia and his family in the hours before the opening day of the 2018 season in Toronto.
What’s especially nice about the delivery of these concise, yet entertaining and informative pieces is that the athlete the drives the narrative.
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There’s no host or voiceover to pace the story. Instead we, the audience, are allowed an intimate glimpse into the lives of athletes we admire and most times, wish we knew a little bit better.
As Yankees’ fans, we know how integral Sabathia was to the team’s overall success in 2017. To learn that the Oakland native still gets butterflies before each start, makes you realize millionaire athletes still predominately play for the love of the game.
With expectations of a World Series appearance or bust in the Bronx, the key for Sabathia, which he states in the video, is to stay healthy.
"…In the training room, in the hot tub, getting rubs — working out a lot more. A lot of different arm care things I have to do at 37-year’s-old that I didn’t have to do when I was 20."
And although CC was indeed placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday, it appears at this time; the Yanks are merely being cautious with the big fella — as the right hip discomfort that forced him from Friday’s contest versus the Orioles, shouldn’t keep him shelved past April 17.