Sabathia up for Sportsman of the Year
He may not win the Cy Young (then again, he may — the BBWAA will announce the award today at 2 p.m.), but CC Sabathia is nonetheless generating buzz.
Sabathia is one of 30 nominees for Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year award, given annually to the individual or team with the greatest impact on the sporting world at large. To give you a sense of the award, here are the last five winners:
2008: Michael Phelps (swimming)
2007: Brett Favre (NFL)
2006: Dwyane Wade (NBA)
2005: Tom Brady (NFL)
2004: Boston Red Sox (MLB)
The nomination, which you can read here, harps on Sabathia’s much-publicized influence within the clubhouse, as much as his performance on the field. It may be tough for Sabathia to beat out the likes of Manny Pacquiao (boxing) or Tim Tebow (college football) for this year’s award, but hey — you never know. Sports Illustrated gives out the hardware every Dec. 1.
Speaking of hardware, Bryan is off trying to win MVP awards at fantasy camp down in Tampa. I’ll be filling in with Yanks news this week, so give me a Twitter follow at @anthonydicomo. Really. You won’t regret it.