C.C. Sabathia has just made every other American baseball player happy by pulling out of the World Baseball Classic, which begins tonight. Originally scheduled to be in the rotation for the United States, Sabathia says, "I'm not ready to pitch in meaningful games this early in the year."
C.C. and Mets closer Billy Wagner were the latest to drop out, meaning old Al Leiter and Gary "Huh?" Majewski have been added to the team. Which should make everyone except the rest of the world happy, as neither of them are Cleveland Indians, meaning God doesn't hate them. Remember the last time a Cleveland player joined a national team? That's right, Lebron and the Olympic team had their worst showing ever.
Which is bad news for Venezuela (Victor Martinez, Rafael Betancourt), Puerto Rico (Eduardo Perez), and Dominican Republic (Jhonny Peralta, Ronnie Belliard). None of these teams has a chance to win the WBC, especially with God now keeping his eye on one less team. By sitting this one out, Sabathia just made the good ole USA a huge favorite.
It's also good news for the Astros, who start exhibition play against the Indians today. We know what God will be doing today at about 1 p.m. EST.