This screengrab of a gaunt-looking CC Sabathia at last night's Knicks game is making the rounds, and it's damn near disturbing. Is he...OK? We are happy to report that Sabathia is healthy, maybe healthier than he's been in decades.
According to Sabathia, he hasn't actually lost weight. That sounds like bullshit, but he told Ken Rosenthal last month that "I'm actually the same weight as I was last year, just a little more toned and a lot more strong."
Sabathia claimed "this is the first offseason I was able to weight-train" without worrying about losing weight, which doesn't make a ton of sense no matter how you interpret it. But it's hard to deny he looks good. Here's Sabathia at a wedding in January:
A good tux can slim anyone down. But here's another photo from last night's Knicks game, and one that doesn't make you want to put Sabathia on a glucose drip:
I'm not sure I want to live in a world where every professional athlete is in better shape than I am. At least we still have Pablo Sandoval....Oh no, Pablo, not you too!