CC Sabathia’s bought jokes.
The former Yankees pitcher attended the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Wednesday and couldn’t assist however consider the time when tennis star Coco Gauff mistook a fan for him on the identical occasion in 2019.
Sabathia took to Instagram yesterday to share a display screen seize of a photograph that featured a then-15-year-old Gauff with a fan whom she believed was the MLB legend on the U.S. Open in 2019
The outdated picture’s caption learn, “Thanks for coming to my match @cc_sabathia.”
Whereas Sabathia did attend the match in 2019 — the place Gauff misplaced a blockbuster matchup with tennis nice Naomi Osaka — the person within the picture was not him.
So, when he attended this 12 months’s Open together with his youngsters, Sabathia determined to share the throwback snap — all in enjoyable, in fact.
“On the way in which at to see @cocogauff once more??,” he captioned his put up, including just a few crying-laughing emojis.
Plenty of athletes, together with NBA gamers Rudy Homosexual (Jazz) and Jeff Inexperienced (Nuggets), had a superb snigger within the feedback.
As for Gauff, she has but to answer Sabathia’s put up.
The 17-year-old tennis sensation suffered a loss to Sloane Stephens throughout Wednesday’s match after the 28-year-old recorded a 6-4, 6-2 win.
After defeating Gauff, Stephens will now advance to the third spherical on the U.S. Open.