CC Sabathia
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The fire is still strong in CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees used it to spark an epic comeback against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Allison Case

CC Sabathia is 38 years old and not backing down anytime soon.

However, his recent altercation with the Tampa Bay Rays was just … nothing.

“I wasn’t talking to him,” Sabathia told reporters after Tuesday night’s win. “He looked up at me and said something and it was over. I was just yelling out, pumping myself up and he might have taken offense to it. I’m never gonna back down.”

Well, that was a bit of a letdown. After the New York Yankees lefty cleared the benches and had Didi Gregorius holding him back, it was just a misunderstanding?

The Yankees have four more games in the regular season against the Rays, including the doubleheader Thursday afternoon. Could there really be an all-out brawl between Sabathia and the entire Rays offense?

It sounds like Sabathia might have been just running his mouth instead of causing a nuclear war and the Rays apparently don’t know his hot personality. In fact, they took to Twitter to call him out for his unique behavior.

I mean, come on! We all know that he’s yelling at the ump because he has made it a part of his career to yell at every single ump behind the plate. If you don’t know that by now, you’ve been out of the loop for far too long.

It all goes back to last season’s “that’s for you, bitch,” and we wanted to be another epic moment against the rivals. Instead, we all made a mountain out of a molehill and hoped it was something more.

It’s been confirmed. To CC, this was just another day at the office.

And that’s exactly why we love him.

It’s safe to say that he helped spark the epic six-run inning for the Yankees. Hopefully, that will continue into the month of October.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.