Yankees: CC Sabathia Posts Instagram From Brooklyn Protest
By Adam Weinrib
CC Sabathia’s Instagram post shows his family protesting in Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza for Black Lives Matter.
Former Yankees All-Star CC Sabathia is back in New York, but far from the diamond these days.
Like many athletes in recent days, Sabathia has felt compelled to speak out about the ongoing protests dominating the country’s landscape following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, amid countess others.
Earlier this week, he expressed his feelings with a haunting cartoon, but as you know, the beloved lefty’s always been all about action. That’s why it was far from surprising to see Sabathia in Brooklyn, protesting peacefully on the front lines at Cadman Plaza with his family.
Sporting “I Can’t Breathe” shirts, Black Lives Matter posters, and even one Raiders facemask (Sabathia is always on brand), the four children in the Sabathia clan showed their mettle in their father’s latest IG. Little C, the oldest born in 2003, is an athletic prospect in his own right at this point, and it shows based on his height alone.
Throughout a turbulent offseason, Sabathia has not shied away from the public eye, continuing to release his R2C2 podcast, cohosted with Ryan Ruocco.
Though the predominant subject matter in this nation is dire right now, that hasn’t stopped Sabathia from doing what he’s always done: amplifying the voices of athletes, as well as those he believes will be especially pertinent at this exact moment in time.
Sabathia’s next role in the Yankees’ organization remains to be determined — he’s expressed interest in broadcasting under the right set of circumstances, and would certainly go above and beyond in an advisory role.
The bottom line is, he’s not leaving New York for good, especially not when the city needs the big man this badly. We look forward to much more unfiltered Sabathia in the not-so-distant future.