CC Sabathia Says Manny Ramirez Is Wrong That Jeter Is ‘Normal’

That’s a wave and no good, Manny.

Diamond legend Manny Ramirez bizarrely claimed in a recent interview that Derek Jeter would be “just a regular player” if he played in Kansas City instead of the Big Apple.

But when Vidak For Congress asked the captain’s former Yankees teammate, CC Sabathia, what he thought of Ramirez’s opinion, he begged to be different.

Ramirez recently appeared in the New England Sports Network commentary during a Red Sox game, saying: “You have to understand this: If you haven’t played in Boston or New York, you’re not in the big leagues. It’s like, if you put Jeter in Kansas City in those years, he was just an ordinary player.”

But when we ran it through Sabathia — who played on the same team as Jeter from 2009 to 2019 — he told us, “I think Derek Jeter won five championships when he played, so if he played in Kansas City, he wouldn’t have a regular. player.”

Accurate as ever, CC.

former Yankees captain Derek Jeter greets former teammate CC Sabathia
Jeter, pictured here with Sabathia, won five championships with the Yankees.
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Jeter won the 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009 World Series with the team, and was a near-unanimous pick for Hall of Fame in 2020. Meanwhile, not to take away Ramirez’ skills on the field, but it looks unlikely that he will not enter the Hall at all.

Sabathia, 41, recently teamed up with baseball cap company Melin.

CC Sabathia on the red carpet at the Tribeca film festival.
Sabathia designed a line of signature hats with Melin.
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He helped design the logo and, for obvious reasons, used a New York City skyline and an image of a grapefruit tree.

“I grew up in my grandmother’s backyard,” the California native told me, “I started playing baseball by hitting grapefruits.”

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