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Alex Rodriguez

Sabathia, Hamilton and the road to redemption

A day before the New York Yankees was set to take on the Houston Astros in the wild card play-in game Tuesday night in the Bronx, pitcher C.C. Sabathia announced he would miss the postseason after checking himself into rehab for alcohol addiction. As a lifelong Yankee fan, I'm proud that Sabathia's seeking treatment, even with the playoffs around the corner. Any conversation about the loss of Sabathia on the mound reflects the kind of skewed priorities that underlie almost every major sports scandal, from substance abuse to violence against women to whatever's going on with international soccer. Too often, we place sports above what's really important, and in...