CC Sabathia Has To Be Held Back In Street Brawl With Hater Canadians
Tanya Ray Fox 09:00 pm, August 17th, 2015
Apparently even Canadians can't stand the Yankees.
TMZSports.com posted a video on Monday afternoon in which Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia is shouting at some hecklers outside of a Toronto nightclub over the weekend. The video of Sabathia shows him yelling and pointing at someone while a few of his friends hold him back and get him into a taxi. According to TMZ, the altercation took place outside of EFS Nightclub.
Even though you can hardly blame anyone for throwing some shade at a Yankee, Sabathia is listed at 6'7" and 290 lbs. so those little dudes should be thanking the big man's friends for responding quickly and hauling him into a cab. Apparently Sabathia is smart enough to be grateful to them too.
Prior to the Yankees Monday game against the Twins, he explained his involvement in the quarrel, saying that he made a “bad decision” in reaction to what amounted to “just heckling and screaming.”
“I just flipped out, ya know" said Sabathia. "I could have handled it better. But I had my cousin and my friends there with me. He helped me out a lot...I think I was definitely lucky the other night, though, that I had friends to push me in a cab and cared enough about me to get me out of that situation.”
Another video taken after he left shows a larger brawl that broke out in which someone appears to be holding one of Sabathia's red shoes. Sabathia confirmed that he did lose one of his shoes but it was returned to him.
"We were called for a fight. That's our entertainment district, where all the clubs are. By the time [police] got there, everyone had dispersed,” said media relations officer Victor Kwong. “There's been no one who has come forward to allege anything. For us, it's a nothing call."
Kwong clarified that no arrests had been made, and that the original tip came from a 911 call, and that the police receive “tons of calls for disorderly or drunken behavior” in that same district.
Sabathia further explained that the hecklers we getting a little bit personal in nature but said “nothing racial.” Yankees manager Joe Girardi had no comment on the issue, and Sabathia says that his start being moved from Monday to Tuesday was purely baseball related.
With just 0.5 games separating the Yankees and Blue Jays for the top spot in the AL East, it's likely that Blue Jays fans are getting a little hyped up and couldn't help themselves. But considering they haven't even sniffed an AL penant in over twenty years, they should probably just sit back and enjoy the show quietly until they're on the winning end of an ALDS. And that's coming from a Red Sox fan.
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