Well, nobody saw this coming!
Well... it's who he left the club with that's causing a stir:
Take the time to get healthy, CC Sabathia!
The star pitcher for the New York Yankees announced on Monday that he is leaving the team, effective immediately, to enter a rehab facility for alcohol abuse.
The 35-year-old pitcher has long been one of the mainstays for the Yankees' pitching rotation, but as the team enters the playoffs with their first game on Tuesday evening against the Houston Astros, they will have to go ahead without him.
CC has to take care of a far more important concern.
The lefty released a statement on Monday, saying:
Best tradition EVER?!
Over the weekend, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez took to Instagram to show his thousands of followers how the team hazes their rookies!
In the (above) pic, the MLB newbies wore skintight speedos to the airport!
The 24-year-old pro wrote:
"Hahahahaha #usssss #rookieday"
Normally we don't condone any kind of harassment or humiliation, but something tells us these studs didn't mind!
The sexy athletes accessorized their banana hammocks with calf-high socks, beanies, and sneakers!
Of course, the Missouri-based sports team aren't the only ones who make their players don crazy get-ups. The L.A. Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins also make their beginners do so as well!
Three strikes, you're hot!
[Image via Carlos Martinez/Instagram.]
How very sad!
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra passed away at 90 years old.
In case you forgot, the all-star catcher played for the NYC team between 1946 to 1963 and won a total of 10 World Series rings. FIERCE!
He also played one year with the Mets before retiring in 1965. In fact, Yogi played alongside baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle — what a legacy to leave behind.
Though few may know that outside of his MLB career, Yogi dropped out of the 8th grade to help support his family and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Wow!
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in New Jersey took to Twitter to announce the passing of the beloved icon.
Ed Sheeran ain't striking out!
On Wednesday, the Thinking Out Loud singer was in the Queens borough of NYC to enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies Vs New York Mets game at Citi Field!
Judging from his blue baseball cap, we think it's pretty obvious which team he was rooting for!
But the 24-year-old didn't go solo.
The red haired musician went with school friend — and rumored love interest — Cherry Seaborn!
Sheeran and Miz Seaborn attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk and recently reconnected in the Big Apple.
He is even following her on Twitter!
Since graduating high school, Cherry moved to the States, attended Duke University, and is now working as an Advisory Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
While the two are not confirmed as lovers, on Sunday, they were spotted leaving the musician's hotel together!
Ooh la la!
Hopefully we'll be seeing more of Ed and Cherry in the future!
[Image via Splash News.]
We really hope everything turns out okay!
A fan at a Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday is expected to be released from the hospital tonight after sustaining injuries from falling off of his lower box seat.
Apparently, during the 7th inning of the MLB game, a fan tried to catch a foul ball, but stretched too far over the railing and fell backwards onto the concrete below.
The man was taken away on a stretcher, but thankfully, both teams are saying that the baseball fan is expected to walk away with only minor injuries.
Stay safe, everyone!
[Image via Red Sox/Instagram.]