C.C. Sabathia is no stranger to the sports world. Yes, he's won a Cy Young Award, he's a World Series champion, six-time All-Star and has almost two decades playing in the bigs. But he's also a huge football fan -- particularly a fan of the Raiders.
A Bay Area native, Sabathia was born in Vallejo and attended Vallejo High School where he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 1998 MLB Draft.
Recently, on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, the 38-year-old stopped by to talk about his beloved Raiders and the season they've had.
"It's sad," Sabathia said. "It's been rough, man. As a fan, it's been real tough."
He admitted he has stopped watching the team this season. And after a 2-10 record, who can really blame him.
Sabathia also offered his thoughts on what the organization should do (i.e. rebuild, trade Carr etc.).
Still, a recent trip to Las Vegas had him excited seeing the Raiders being represented in a city that will soon host the team.
"It sucks as a fan because I'm from the Bay Area and we are losing the team. And as an athlete, I know what that Coliseum is like and it's disgusting in there."
In addition to watching the team as a fan, Sabathia has played in 17 games at The Coliseum. In 102 innings pitched (446 batters faced), he boasts a 5.38 ERA.
Seems he doesn't like The Coliseum for more than one reason.