Thursday, December 18, 2008

Can Sabathia bring the chemistry along with the heat?

If you like William C. Rhoden (as much as I do) and his line of reasoning, the answer is yes:

Sabathia represents a potential breath of fresh air in a stale, cliché-ridden Yankees clubhouse, one with little personality and even less passion, and no recent championships to compensate for those deficiencies.

Sabathia is a good-natured star who has strong feelings about issues and isn’t afraid to share them. This is an anomaly in a clubhouse famous for antiseptic professionalism.

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The common wisdom is that a team can buy Gold Gloves, big bats and strong arms, but it can’t buy chemistry.

The Yankees may have finally figured out how to buy that, too.

4 comments:

zoolander said...

Rhoden likes to play the race card.

"antiseptic" is code for lack of african-americans.

CC is the cure.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

Zoolander, I know. It was the thrust of his argument. And I am fine with that.

But we all know the Yanks could use a bit of color, and not talking race here. The team is BORING, cookie-cutter. It's why I posted the poll about relaxing their hair rules.

zoolander said...

Giambi's thong was more than enough color!!!

tHeMARksMiTh said...

I have read 40 Million Dollar Slaves, and it wasn't bad, although (as has been said) he does play the race card quite a bit. Still, it's an angle that has to be addressed.

As for CC being a cure, how do we know the Yankees won't suppress him? If they really don't like people to show much of a personality, can they do anything to make sure he gets back in the cookie-cutter? I'm not sure.