Stark bites on the Sabathia/Golden State Warriors report

Vegas, baby!
Aren't you glad we already have a shortstop?

Just this morning, we predicted that some reporter somewhere would make note of the fact that Bay Area native and resident CC Sabathia attended a game of his home-town Golden State Warriors as a sign that he maybe, might, could sign with the Giants. Little did I realize it would be ESPN national baseball writer Jayson Stark. In a blog post that lists every reason why the Giants shouldn’t sign Sabathia and then posits that they might anyway, Stark plays up the fact that CC went to a Warriors game. When will the media ever learn?

Vegas, baby!
Aren't you glad we already have a shortstop?
  • Steve H

    When will the media ever learn?

    I cast my vote for NEVER.

  • Double-J

    ZOMG I heard Sabathia ate a Philly cheese steak @ the game, which clearly shows signs that the Phillies are going to make a move for the big man.

    • Jamal G.

      ZOMG!!11!!1 I heard Sabathia bought a North Face jacket last weekend, you don’t need those in California, you need those in October… in New York… ZOMG!11!11!111!!1111!!!!!

      • Steve

        You didn’t hear this from me, but my sister in law’s-brother’s-friend is looking to buy a house in Manhattan, and the guy told him CC Sabathia was just looking at an apartment in the same building.

      • UWS

        ZOMG!!111! I heard Sabathia bought a pet parrot over the weekend. Surely that means a signing with the Pirates is imminent!!!! ZOMG!!111!!

      • A.D.

        this made me laugh out loud

    • Steve H

      But he washed down his Philly cheesesteak with a deep dish, Chicago style Pizza. So it’s coming down to Phillies vs. Cubs vs. White Sox.

      But wait!! After that he had a refreshing Samuel Adams. Shit, maybe the BoSox are in it after all.

      • Double-J

        He drove away in a Ford Excursion limo…does this signal Detroit throwing their hat into the ring?

        • Chip

          I saw him choke on his Philly cheesesteak though so maybe he wants to be a Met?

          • Joltin’ Joe


          • Jamal G.

            That… was fucking nice. Kudos, my man. Ku-fucking-dos.

          • Mike A.

            Wow. Just, wow.

            • Chip

              I’d like to thank you all and announce my retirement from witty jokes. I’m not going to beat that

              • Joseph P.

                Going out on top, baby.

  • christopher

    I hate ESPN with a passion, Is this warriors game the same thing as the weekend where he was in 18 places at once including at home, at a high school football game with adam dunn and orlando hudson (a popular free agent hangout apparently) a party his mother’s womb and a few other places.

    in his defense though, they are desperate for anything to write

  • christopher

    let us hope the knicks continue to lose lose lose. a lottery pick this year and next and then in 2010 bring us Lebron and bosh or Wade (think bosh is a better option – like the big man and wade and lebron may conflict for ball handling time alla the nuggets last year)

    enjoyed the peavy debate.

    Truth be told I really only want CC, 2nd tier starer, Dunn and Manny. Yes Manny and that is a big reason I want Peavy. Kepps the payroll down this season and losing damon and matsui pays manny’s salary.
    With AROD Jeter, Dunn Cano Posada and Manny the team could easily support gardner’s bat.

    • Mike Pop

      Thats ALL you want ?

      • UWS

        ….and a partridge in a pear tree, of course.

        • Lanny

          Can we give christopher K-Rod to set up too?

  • Jack

    If I was a free agent of CC’s caliber, I woild be travelling everywhere, just to fuck with the media. I might even go to Japan, just to see if they think I’d want to sign over there.

    • Steve H

      Like that commercial

  • Manimal

    Can he please sign so we can move on to other priorities.

    • Steve H

      Can he please sign so TSJC can eat his freakin burrito!!?!@?!

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones


  • A.D.

    They are desperate for stuff to write… currently the all hot stove team (i.e. players that have signed/traded)

    C Flowers
    1B Jacobs
    2B Bonafico
    SS Renteria*
    3B Betemit
    LF Swisher
    RF Holliday (seems like a long time ago)
    CF Crisp

    SP 1 Vasquez
    SP 2 Dempster
    SP 3 Loshe
    SP 4 Olsen
    SP 5 Marquez

    CL Street

    * Pretty damn close

    • steve (different one)

      you know things are slow when Marquez makes the rotation…

    • Jamal G.

      I think Mike Hampton deserves a spot over Jeff Marquez.

      • A.D.

        damn i forgot about him… you’re right he would go over Marquez

        • Jamal G.

          I know what you mean, that’s why I hate doing lists like these, there’s always that one obvious name that you totally forget.

  • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

    Yeah but did you all see what he was wearing?

    The guy with the long name and annoying lack of personality will be best buddies with me now!

    • Jamal G.

      That was from October… of last year.

      Being a smart-ass and completely falling on one’s face whilst attempting to be said smart-ass FAIL.


      • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

        No REALLY? What you think this is a reenactment picture of that game last year.

        A friend of mine is kind of sort of friendly with CC and he says CC is always wearing a Yanks cap when he sees him around non baseball season for years even before he was a MLB player. I told him to tell CC that he could get his hats for free now and wear them even when he plays baseball if he wants to.

        • Chip

          I hear that when CC was young, he was photographed at Yankee Stadium wearing a Yankees hat holding a sign that says “Yankee fan today tomorrow forever”

          O wait, that was another sure signing…

      • Pablo Zevallos
    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      The guy with the long name and annoying lack of personality will be best buddies with me now!

      A) I have more personality in my little finger than you have in your whole body. Most everybody on here likes me. Everyone has grown to detest you.

      • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

        “Most everybody on here likes me” Is that your daily chant? In the mirror in mommys room?

        Seriously who would say stuff like this? Insecure lil guy?

        Ducking you? Everytime you say something stupid when I post you mean? Like the one where you were saying how great that Kenny Rogers is? Not sure if you meant the singer or the cheater guy who sucked when he was on the Yankees.

        Seek help lil buddy, seek help. Tell moms to talk to your pediatrician and see if he can get you into some sort of camp during winter break or something.

        • pat

          Yea tommie get outta yer moms basement, change those power ranger underoos and come to the conclusion that you’re a snarky juvenile loser.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

    Wait, CC went to a Warriors game, right?

    The Warriors = in Oakland, CA
    CC’s hometown of Vallejo, Ca = a suburb of Oakland, CA
    The San Fransisco Giants = Not in Oakland, CA

    Jayson Stark = geography fail

  • Zach Sanders

    Really Mr. Stark? I guy is at home during the offseason, and goes out in public, and that is a big deal now. Ridiculous.

    -Zach Sanders

    • Joltin’ Joe

      Not trying to criticize you Zach, as you are far more established in the blogging world than me, but your Dunn arbitration article – your best evidence his case is his .236 average. Really? He OPS’d around .900 as usual.

  • radnom

    Whoa whoa whoa. Did any of you guys actually read the article?
    It was decent (although I disagree with it) that happened to make an allusion to the fact that he attended that game.
    At no point did Stark seriously suggest that this was a piece of evidence that meant Sabathia was favoring the Giants…it was more of a “look, he spends his free time here when he has a choice, this would be a good fit” sort of reference which isn’t invalid.
    There are enough examples of irresponsible journalism that we don’t need to exaggerate this one.

    • pat

      Reading things closely THEN passing judgment on them? Preposterous.

    • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

      Well many who blog are surly and angry they are not in the legitimate media so they attack anybody with a job who writes articles not based on 4 letter acronyms.

      • Joseph P.

        You just think you know everything.

      • Ben K.

        Did you bother to read it closely? Did anyone of you? Here’s what Stark said:

        Sabathia has sent multiple signals that he would love to be a Giant. He loves the National League. He loves California. He loves the Bay Area in particular. He even loves the Warriors — enough that he showed up at a Warriors game in person this week.

        So to break it down, his topic statement is that “Sabathia has sent multiple signals that he would love to be a Giant.” His evidence includes going to a Golden State Warriors game. That’s a pretty outlandish claim from an ESPN columnist. Going to a basketball game isn’t a signal that he’s interested in being on the Giants, one of the worst teams in the NL.

  • Mike A.

    This was my favorite line from Stark’s post:

    And no matter how much the Giants might want to prioritize offense this winter, if the most alluring free agent in the solar system keeps suggesting he wants to play for your team if you can make it worth his while, how can you not think about it?

    When did CC suggest he wanted to play for them?

    • whozat

      Come on…”NL Team”, “West Coast”…obviously the Giants!

      Just because CC himself didn’t say much beyond “I like hitting” and “Yes, I do live in California” doesn’t mean anything.

    • radnom

      You didn’t hear about the naked pictures he sent the front office?

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