The news was surprising to many:
wow CC Sabathia— Anhelito (@xMOONS) October 5, 2015
Check out these posts of support:
I applaud @CC_Sabathia for receiving the help he needs. It's not easy! I wish CC the best. Very proud.— Matty McFeeley (@MattMcFeeley) October 5, 2015
And these people addressed the boldness of this announcement and timing:
CC Sabathia has just shown more honesty than players who try to make up lame excuses/apologies for getting caught using PEDs— Isaac Rodriguez (@isaacfromCT) October 5, 2015
Think it's tough staying away from baseball this time of year? It's not even an inch of the battle that CC Sabathia is up against. Good luck— Andrew Evans (@Evans__25) October 5, 2015
And other MLB players and athletes are showing their support for Sabathia, too:
I'm happy that @CC_Sabathia decided to do what's best for him and his family. We are all supportive of your decision brother!— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) October 5, 2015
thoughts and prayers for you @CC_Sabathia. To realize that there are more important things than the game takes courage! I applaud you.— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) October 5, 2015
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