As if we needed more reason to have confidence in our ace and work horse, CC Sabathia, Peter Gammons, of all people, posted this article on ESPN.com:
Basically he says that CC's post-season record is skewed so bad because of how his teams jumped on his back just to ride him to the playoffs (Indians and Brewers). So, by the time he got to the playoffs,he was completely off his game.
We don't have to worry about that, because, rest assured (pun intended) the Yankees have it covered.
Because of the way Girardi and pitching coach Dave Eiland have prepared their best pitcher for the long haul, what happened in the 2007 ALCS and 2008 NLDS is essentially irrelevant to the 2009 playoffs. Just because Sabathia is polite, congenial and one of the most popular players in the game doesn't mean he isn't tough. In the words of Pete Townshend, he was born with a plastic spoon in his mouth.
It's just nice to see a positive Yankees article on ESPN, and even nicer to see something from Gammons.