The more details that emerge from the Astros theft scandal, the angrier CC Sabathia gets. The retired Südpfote recently abandoned a podcast and pronounced a series of curses.
The post-season 2017 fraud saga when the Astros defeated the Yankees in a seven-game ALCS spoiled the crown of the World Series.
"In my mind forever, we won the 17 World Series. I don't give F what nobody says. Period," said Sabathia in the "R2C2" podcast, which he moderated with Ryan Ruocco.
There were far-reaching ramifications in the days after the baseball investigations against the Astros were released, confirming that the team was using a live video feed and players were pounding the trash can to let their teammates know what kind of field would come. Manager AJ Hinch GM Jeff Luhnow was suspended from MLB for a year and then released from the Astros. The Red Sox trainer fired manager Alex Cora, who was a bank trainer for this Astros team in 2017. And the Mets parted ways with coach Carlos Beltran, a designated Astro batsman, who was the only player named in the MLB report. The Astros also received a $ 5 million fine and expired in the first and second rounds in 2020 and 2021.
Sabathia said in his first comments that the Yankees were "cheated", but in the podcast he let the explosives fly.
"[F—ing] "17, we should have won the World Series," said Sabathia, who was just hiring as a Yankees special advisor after retiring, in comments transcribed by NJ.com. "I don't care what nobody says. We should have won the World Series. And now that this has happened, nobody can tell me that we won't win. We should have won."
Sabathia and the Yankees won all three games in the Bronx in 2017, but lost four in Houston. Sabathia started game 7 and gave up a run in 3 1/3 innings with 4: 0.
"In no case can you tell me that we were no better than you. I don't give (f -) what nobody says. I felt it. I cried like a baby. We all felt it (beep). So you can never tell me. Forever in my head we won 17 World Series. I don't give (f -) what nobody says. Period. Period. They couldn't beat us [at home], Bro, the whole (sh–), cuz. The way in which the whole thing (sh-) now went down, looking back on it (f-). "