CC Sabathia has hilarious reaction to facing baseball’s new generation
CC Sabathia has seen it all in his nearly two decades in the league, including multiple branches of baseball family trees.
The New York Yankees veteran lefty started and won on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays, a team featuring 24-year-old Cavan Biggio and 19-year-old Vladimir Guerrero Jr. After the game, Sabathia joked that facing those guys meant that it was time for him to retire, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
“When I’m facing Cavan Biggio and Vlad Jr., it’s time for me to go home.” – @CC_Sabathia
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 25, 2019
Sabathia, who turns 39 next month, began his MLB career in 2001. In other words, he faced both of the aforementioned players’ fathers (Craig Biggio, who retired in 2007, and Vladimir Guerrero, who played until 2011) AND stuck around long enough to pitch against both the sons as well.
The former Cy Young winner is widely expected to retire after the season, and Monday gave Sabathia another reminder of just how long he has been playing.