Which is good, because it’s always helpful to have someone who’s willing to go the extra mile (maybe a mile and a half) just to get a smile.
You might remember Sabathia’s fiery side from the 15-20 times he screamed at the Tampa Bay Rays, or the one specific time he told Josh Reddick to kindly leave the premises.
It doesn’t take much mental digging to remember Sabathia’s silly side too, though. Remember when he dressed up as a 6-6 Yoda for Star Wars Day? Legitimately, that image will stick with me until the day that I die. As will Sabathia’s 2021 Instagram Christmas card, which more than lived up to his family’s legacy of going 110% on all things costuming, whether we’re talking digital or physical.
Behold, CC, his wife Amber, “Little C” (who is now a huge baseball player who goes by Carsten), Carter, Jaeden Arie, and Cyia as the cast (?) of Candy Land.
Nick Swisher’s just off camera dressed as “Gloppy”.
Yankees legend CC Sabathia’s family Christmas card is wild
Where does this rank among the great moments in Sabathia family history? That’s for you to decide.
The 2020 edition of Sabathia’s card featured the entire family as Chia Pets. Good, as well as spooky.
And what about Halloween 2018, when you could encounter the Big Man at the door and receive a whole-ass, full-size chocolate bar? None of that fun-size trash. Get that weak stuff out of here.
And, of course, there was Halloween 2019, when the Guardians of the Galaxy body-swapped with the Sabathias. That’s the only explanation for what we’re looking at here.
Frankly, we prefer Celebratory Sabathia to Angry Sabathia, so now would probably be a good time to mention that he’s probably not on Clint Frazier’s Christmas Card list this year. The Yankees’ most recent pair of aces go by Cole and Coal (in Clint’s stocking) these days.
There’s no telling where this clan goes next year, but we can guarantee you they don’t skimp whatsoever.
CC dressed up as the man on the operating table in Operation while his family performs several surgeries? CC and Amber as two Ted Lassos in love? A full-family tribute to Steven Sondheim’s classic “Sunday in the Park With George”?
You’ll just have to wait, see, and keep your Instagram notifications on.