English: CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At the start of the 2012 season, I asked my father, ‘what could be the worst thing to happen to the New York Yankees this season?’
He responded without even taking a breath, “CC Sabathia getting injured.”
So when the news broke, prior to today’s third and final afternoon romp with the Cleveland Indians, that CC Sabathia was being placed on the 15-DL my stomach dropped.
Moments later one of my best buds, who happens to be a very angry Phillies fan at the moment, called and before he could even say hello, I asked him ‘what is the worst news that the Yankees could get?’
And he blurted, “CC Sabathia going on the DL.”
I could barely muster the words to tell him that has just come true; and at first he didn’t even believe me.
The Yankees workhorse, who has not been on the DL since 2006 has been diagnosed with Grade 1 strain in his left adductor muscle, which he felt in the fourth inning of his Sunday night start vs. the Mets but didn’t tell the