CC Sabathia was one of many folks upset with Carlos Correa’s comments after their Wild Card series victory over the Minnesota Twins.
After the Astros punched their ticket to the American League Division Series last week, Houston shortstop Carlos Correa used his post-game media availability session to address the team’s critics. “I know a lot of people are mad. I know a lot of people don’t want to see us here,” he said, “but what are they going to say now?”
Former New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia addressed Correa’s words as part of his R2C2 podcast with Ryan Ruoco. “They cheated and then they’re mad at us. Like get the f— out of here,” he said. “It’s a f—ing joke. And then you finish under .500 this year. Like, shut the fuck up … The kid’s a clown, I’m sorry.”
Sabathia, of course, was part of the Yankees team who lost to the Astros in the American League Championship Series last fall. He retired after the series concluded.
He called Correa a “clown” before conceding that he felt conflicted because of his relationship with Astros manager Dusty Baker. “He’s like a big uncle, like that’s my guy. So for him to be managing, I’m happy that he was able to win another playoff series. Shows how great of a manager he is. But man, f— them dudes, man.”
The Astros began their best-of-five Division Series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday.