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CC Sabathia is in the best shape of his life

Dec 23, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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This article — shot my way by Jason over at IIATMS — doesn’t have the magic words, but it’s close enough to qualify under my liberal definition of BSOML articles:

“I’m feeling good,” Sabathia said. “I wasn’t really worried about the surgery because I had it before. It was just swelling up on me after starts during the year, just achy pain that affected me while I was pitching.”

Sabathia has lost 15 pounds from his 6-foot-7 frame through a tough offseason training program of cardiovascular workouts and weight training. His knee recovered in just less than a month after the procedure, so he is well into his full exercise program and playing light catch.

He hopes to lose an additional 15 pounds before the season starts.

Given how tall and generally huge Sabathia is, I don’t think we’ll really notice the 30 pounds. Good for him if he’s really getting in better shape, though.  I want him to dominate for another decade so that all of those guys who wrote the “we’ll never see another 300 game winner” articles in recent years can write those same articles again.

  1. sportsdrenched - Dec 23, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Having lost 70 lbs and kept it off. I know what that’s like.

    But it brings to question. How does someone with unlimited access to nutritionists, physical trainers, and facilities get to be, and stay overweight in the first place? Especially when they make their money by being an athlete?

  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 23, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    That belly sure was shapely.

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