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For CC Sabathia, it's a new ballgame

The Yanks' ace is a different pitcher now, but got the job done again Wednesday

Updated: April 18, 2013, 11:21 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

With apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are so second acts in American lives, especially for American athletes, and CC Sabathia is about to embark on his.

The New York Yankees' ace left-hander is nothing if not realistic, and while his manager continues to cling to the hope that within a month or so Sabathia will be back to pumping 94 mph fastballs past hitters with regularity, the man who will be throwing those fastballs knows otherwise.

"I'm hoping some more velocity ...

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