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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CC Sabathia is looking pretty skinny

Sabathia and his wife Amber attended a wedding over the weekend, and Amber shared a couple photos of a slim-looking CC. Sabathia also posted a photo on his Instagram last week of him hanging out with the cast of “Entourage.”

I still expect him to be the subject of BBTF fat jokes.

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 22, 2014 at 03:15 PM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc and the slumping crisp Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:10 PM (#4644672)
Fat people are considered fat in the public eye forever. This is why Chris Christie will never be president, even if he drops 100 pounds.
   2. JRVJ Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:15 PM (#4644674)
Very skinny. Good for him.

Also, I thought Sabathia was married to a white woman, though it could be that I had mentally mixed-up Sabathia and Ryan Howard (please don't sick Ta-Nehisi Coates on me. I honestly swear that this mix-up was not because of inate North American racism, as I am not even an American).
   3. Mike Webber Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:16 PM (#4644676)
If he really does weigh about what he did last year, he has packed on a tremendous amount of muscle.
   4. Srul Itza Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4644678)
He looks like the hamsters in the Kia commercial.
   5. Monty Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:22 PM (#4644679)
Wow!
   6. Blastin Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:55 PM (#4644691)
He seems motivated to correct last year. He is certainly talented enough to do it, and we might look on last year as a blip that many pitchers have. Here's hoping.
   7. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: January 22, 2014 at 06:58 PM (#4644692)
He was clearly lighter last year than he had been at the end of 2012 (or was it 2011?) when he appeared to have really put on a lot of weight. I had always considered him more of a big-boned, bulky guy than obese (he seemed to carry his girth well), but his weight did seem to be getting out of control. Of course the weight loss didn't help him any last season. I actually wonder if he was having trouble with mechanics due to the weight-change, like he couldn't find the right rhythm or balance correctly because he was winding up a different body.

He does appear in even better shape than last year in these photos.

And wifey is looking smashable.
   8. madvillain Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:09 PM (#4644700)
Is there any evidence that losing weight help pitchers? Didn't the Hardball Times find that it's actually better to be a fat pitcher?

Also, I thought Sabathia was married to a white woman


to be fair, she's a yellowbone.
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:14 PM (#4644702)
Best shape of his [recent] life, no doubt. Hopefully, there's some correlation with his 2014 pitching record.
   10. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:15 PM (#4644704)
I think you want this link, madvillian
   11. madvillain Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:26 PM (#4644706)
Thank Coot, damn copy and paste has failed me.
   12. RollingWave Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:44 PM (#4644711)
Well he sure could get some serious weight loss products endorsement. but that's impressive.
   13. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: January 22, 2014 at 07:59 PM (#4644716)
Not if he did it with meth.
   14. Tom Nawrocki Posted: January 22, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4644751)
You could cut C.C. Sabathia in half, and get two Hall of Famers.
   15. SouthSideRyan Posted: January 22, 2014 at 09:06 PM (#4644753)
[1]Well, he'd still be fat.
   16. ptodd Posted: January 22, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4644764)
A significant transformation in weight and/or BMI in 3 months should have the PED alarm bells ringing. HGH is known to reduce fat and increase muscle mass without a significant change in diet or exercise.
   17. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM (#4644830)
He's lost one of the C's
   18. Barnaby Jones Posted: January 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM (#4644857)
HGH is known to reduce fat and increase muscle mass without a significant change in diet or exercise.


Hot damn we gotta get this miracle drug to market!
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:02 AM (#4644859)
He looks to me like he reduced fat and reduced muscle mass.
   20. DFA Posted: January 23, 2014 at 12:59 AM (#4644874)
#7 I would agree with you. I'm not sure why he seemingly lost so much in 2013, and I wouldn't believe that his transformative weight change is going to change him. Also, he seemingly has aged in some of those photos.
   21. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: January 23, 2014 at 03:42 AM (#4644898)
He looks to me like he reduced fat and reduced muscle mass.


It's hard to tell exactly how much muscle mass was under the fat, but usually when a person loses a bunch of fat, it's hard not to lose muscle too. CC looks like he lost a ton of weight, and any kind of body change that big you'd think would have some effect on his pitching.
   22. Russ Posted: January 23, 2014 at 05:49 AM (#4644908)
Also, he seemingly has aged in some of those photos.


One of the sad byproducts of being heavy and then losing weight at an older age. Even the skin in your face stretches out when you gain weight and when you lose the weight, it doesn't really all go back.
   23. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: January 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4645051)
The 'CC' apparently stands for "copycat." Also:

http://youtu.be/CGC7rb7zVa0
   24. Karl from NY Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:21 PM (#4645167)
Fat people are considered fat in the public eye forever. This is why Chris Christie will never be president, even if he drops 100 pounds.

And Al Roker can be his vice president.
   25. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:26 PM (#4645172)
HGH is known to reduce fat and increase muscle mass without a significant change in diet or exercise.


Can we get a link for that?
   26. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 23, 2014 at 02:29 PM (#4645175)
HGH is known to reduce fat and increase muscle mass without a significant change in diet or exercise.


Can we get a link for that?

sure

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