CC will be starting tonight on just three days' rest for the fourth straight time even though he's already pitched 253 innings this season
Thomas Boswell writes in the Washington Post:
Like most tales as compelling as this, there's a back story. Sabathia is not just competitive but proud. That pride was mocked last October when, after a Cy Young season, he got nervous and allowed 15 earned runs and 13 walks in 15 1/3 ugly postseason innings.
"I think you'll see a more calmer version of me," Sabathia said. "Last year I went into the playoffs thinking I had to throw no-hitters. That's why you saw me pressing a lot."
Sabathia claims he's not purging the past. He just loves the Brewers like family now. Milwaukee is nuts over the Crew in a way Cleveland wasn't over the Indians. So he wants to bring everybody in Wisconsin a beer and a world title.
I don't live in Cleveland but I think Indians fans were just as nuts over the Indians last year as the Brewer fans have been this year. Am I wrong?
The bigger question is are the Brewers putting Sabathia's career in jeopardy?