Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed on Thursday that Sabathia will not only start Opening Day on April 6 at Baltimore, but he is lined up to pitch the April 16 home opener at the new $1.5 billion facility.
"I'm excited to be able to take the ball the first game of the season and to open up the Stadium," Sabathia said. "It's going to be a lot of fun."
Of course, if he gets lit up in Baltimore, he can prepare for the inevitable sh*tstorm that will await his home opener.
This is why the Yanks went out and got him; he wants the ball in the big moments. We (Yanks fans) all
need want him to succeed. I will now commence holding my breath.