CC’s new digs

Yankee Stadium, Mohegan Sun and the mob
Baseball goodies for the whole family

Don’t tell CC Sabathia the housing market is slumping. A few days after making his Yankee debut, Sabathia landed himself a $14.9 million home in Alpine, New Jersey. The mansion is a 12,000-square-foot, six-bedroom behemoth in a celebrity-filled neighborhood, and the Yankee ace paid for it in cash. I hope he’s planning on spending more than three years in it.

Yankee Stadium, Mohegan Sun and the mob
Baseball goodies for the whole family
  • dkidd

    remember chris rock on this neighborhood? “black superstars and white dentists”

    • El Generalissimo

      Alpine NJ, is one of the most expensive places to live in the Country. Really expensive. one of the biggest house in the Country is also there.

    • steve (different one)

      CC invented teeth!

    • LosingOurHeads

      Yeah Chris lives there and about a zillion other rich people like Diddy and Mary J. Blige and the dentists. It’s nice to drive through there and see the houses.

      It’s a pretty nice place and 10 miles from Manhattan though the GW traffic gets old quickly.

  • daneptizl

    So what chances are you giving him for opting out, Ben?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      If he stays healthy and effective, I still say good. No one with an opt-out clause has failed to either exercise it or get a better deal yet.

      • daneptizl

        If we win a championship or two with him in his three years here and Felix has proven to be a better pitcher than CC, who do the Yanks take if they were both willing to pitch here.

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          “…and Felix has proven to be a better pitcher than CC…”

          I think you just answered your own question.

          • daneptizl

            Well obviously I’d go with King Felix, but I don’t know if the Yankees would rather keep CC, seeing as how he would want to stay and in order to appease the fans.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I think that, three years from now, signing young, awesome Felix would probably “appease” the fans much more than signing older, slightly less awesome CC.

              • daneptizl

                I’ll tear up if we don’t get him now.

  • Rich

    The real estate broker must have salivated when CC’s rent-a-car limo pulled in the lot.

    I think the opt out clause is likely to inure to the Yankees’ benefit.

  • teix is the man

    swish plays again 2night!

    • Rich

      batting 2nd

      • andrew

        Night off for Damon?

        • UWS

          Yup.

    • steve (different one)

      kindof seems like a lot of our “fears” may have been unfounded.

      so far Girardi is doing exactly what he should be doing with Nady/Swisher/Damon/Matsui.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Watching Fox afternoon baseball…

    Ken Rosenthal is tiny. That little sucka got no juice.

    • UWS

      I was just thinking that. Is he really this midget-like?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Hah. Taco Bellsbury FAIL.

        • whozat

          ?? What’d he do?

          • UWS

            Got picked off trying to steal 3rd.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Aren’t they the Red Sox? Can’t they at least wear…..red socks?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Blue caps, blue socks, blue numbers, blue letters…

            The Boston Blue Sox.

            • Andy In Sunny Daytona

              Captain Tekian should try to throw like a fast pitch softball chick. It may help.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                Work. Fight. Sacrifice.

            • Jonathan

              yea i dont understand why they dont wear more red

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Rosenthal is tiny. We saw him at the Winter Meetings. But he’s Andre the Giant compared to Timmy Kurkjian.

        • Dave M

          I stood next to Kurkjian at Bradley Airport one time. I’m only 5’10”, but towered over him. He’s a skinny little dude too.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Chone Figgins >>>>>>. Jacoby Ellsbury

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Something the Angels fans should get used to hearing this year:

      “… and it falls in front of Abreu for a hit.”

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    For $14.9 milli you figure it would at least have a lawn.

  • http://amonthoffundays.blogspot.com Phil in LA

    And I hear one of the bedrooms is obstructed.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      IETC.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Yo, we need a “thanks” button, or a “You Like This” tab a la Facebook.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Tommie does not like this.

  • Drew

    Sorry to stray from the post, but I just turned on fox, does anyone know how they got one rune vs. Penny?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      The Red Sox just spotted the run before the game started. THEY ARE THAT GOOD!!!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • Drew

        hmm.. What I should’ve googled my question?

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Well, if you Google “Angels score,” Google gives you a line score of the game with a link to MLB.com’s Gameday which has fully play-by-play or pitch-by-pitch info.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      This thing called ESSPIN really helped.

      C Figgins walked.
      C Figgins stole second.
      H Kendrick grounded out to second, C Figgins to third.
      B Abreu grounded out to second, C Figgins scored.

      • Drew

        Good for you. This whole time I thought you were from NY.
        http://www.esspin.org/

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          pwned by my own sarcasm.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Wait, are the Angels (in addition to wearing a patch for Nick Adenhart) also wearing a patch for Charlton Heston?

      Looks like a black diamond on their sleeve that says “Heston”. I’m guessing he was a part owner…

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        That was the name of the Rally Monkey. Mark Teixeira killed him with the same pen he used when he signed with the Yankees.

        • A.D.

          ietc

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        No, it says “Preston,” not “Heston.” It’s for Preston Gomez, a former exec with the franchise.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Ah, thanks.

          I was browsing Paul Lukas’s column to get info and just found that myself.

          • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            No worries… I actually looked it up yesterday because I couldn’t tell what it said, either.

  • UWS

    The vocal stylings of Albert and Karros make me long for Buck and McCarver. Yuck.

  • Derek

    fox announcers just said varitek is gonna do well offensively this year because of his pride

    • Drew

      Pride>>>>>>Grit>>>>>>Ability

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Mike Napoli, I <3 you (fantasy points FTW).

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I think I benched him today ’cause he’s not getting the bulk of ABs. I really don’t get why Mathis gets more PAs than Napoli–is there that big a difference in defense or something?

    • pat

      Napoli loves you too Jamal. Another dinger.

  • Drew

    I can’t wait till we face Penny.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Wow. That ball hit the wall and should have been ruled a hit, but that was still a great “catch” by Jason Bay.

    Props.

    • Drew

      Props to Bay? Unamerican.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      What’s the point of having instant replay review if they’re never going to use it?

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Well, was that a “boundary call” per the rules?

      • UWS

        To be fair, the replays that FOX showed were somewhat inconclusive, at least to me. But you’re right.

      • steve (different one)

        i thought it was only for fair/foul HR calls.

      • A.D.

        Not of the Fox replays seemed particularly conclusive

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Jason Bay plays solid defense? News to me.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He doesn’t.

      Broken clock is right twice a day.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        What if it’s broken because the hands fell off?

        • RetiredFBI

          Hilarious

  • Drew

    Rivera shyed away from that wall like a little girl.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I was thinking “like Bobby Abreu,” but hey, same thing.

  • Drew

    That fastball is straight as an arrow.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Brad Penny is Mike Napoli’s bitch.

  • UWS

    I *heart* Mike Napoli.

  • UWS

    I love that this is all coming just as the FOX idiots were singing Penny’s praises.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Is it just me or does Eric Karros seem disappointed that Penny isn’t doing well?

      • UWS

        It’s definitely not just you.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Okay, Kenny Albert. The guy’s name is Mike Lowell. Pronounce the goddamn “w.”

  • Holden Supertramp

    Sweet! CC is going to be my neighbor!!!!!

  • Tom Zig

    Ramon Ramirez = not teh awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Torii Hunter 1, Jonathan Papeldouche 0

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Kendry Morales 1, Jonathan Papeldouche 0

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        Who isn’t surprised that the run in the top of the 9th is now costly? Shocking.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Mike Napoli 1, Jonathan Papeldouche 0

          • UWS

            Aybar 0, Jonathan Papeldouche eleventy bajilion.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              But:

              Chone Figgins 1, Jonathan Papeldouche 0

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
            • UWS

              Howie Kendrick has the plate discipline of a magpie.

  • UWS

    This is an epic AB right here…

  • UWS

    DAMNIT!