A lot of professional athletes and broadcasters above the years have battled alcoholic beverages dependancy, but the realities of what that appears to be like like on a day-to-day basis haven’t always been reviewed publicly. Former New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia discusses that in stark conditions in a clip HBO unveiled Tuesday from Below The Grapefruit Tree, the HBO Sporting activities documentary on Sabathia that premiers Tuesday evening on HBO at 9 p.m. Eastern. Here’s that clip:
And here’s a transcription of Sabathia’s feedback in there on how he managed his alcoholic beverages habit although pitching:
“Say I pitch on Monday, Monday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, I’m blackout drunk. Thursday and Friday, I never drink at all, like, absolutely nothing. Straight h2o, Gatorade. Pitch Saturday. When I’m coming out of the sport, I need to have a Crown and Sprite in my locker. So I would actually start off soon after the previous pitch I threw. If I won, I was celebrating mainly because I received. If I pitched lousy, then I was pissed off, so I desired a consume. There was in no way a lack of motives why I desired to drink or desired a cup, you know?”
Sabathia is just a person of lots of sporting activities figures who have struggled with alcohol addiction. One more noteworthy story on that entrance not too long ago arrived from Michael Russo of The Athletic, on previous NHLer and present NHL Network broadcaster Mark Parrish. And there have been a whole lot of these tales in excess of the decades. But it’s absolutely notable to listen to Sabathia (a current outstanding media figure on several fronts) speaking in stark phrases about what liquor meant for him. And that is an fascinating take note to this documentary, and a person that may make it well worth checking out.
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