When The NY Yankees signed the "gentle giant" C.C. Sabathia to play for their team in 2009 the six-foot, seven-inch-tall-pitcher, his wife Amber, and their three children found themselves having to shift quickly into all-out house-hunting mode Although Sabathia had played for the Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Brewers, he had always kept a home - and his roots - in his native California. "Friends and family mean everything to me." Sabathia says. "It was hard to leave my folk, my place and even the weather behind."
The professional enticements were pretty powerful though; a formidable new contract, talented teammates and a chance to bring his famous left-handed pitch to the fabled Yankees. But a key missing piece, obviously was the right kind of house, which for Sabathia meant "somewhere I could come home to after tough games and find everything perfect, easy, warm, and welcoming. It had to be big and varied enough inside for