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.

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.


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.