If the Yankees were to win their 28th championship this season, at least one player would not make a trip to the White House.
Pitcher CC Sabathia told the New York Daily News that he would not partake in any such visit because of his disagreements with President Donald Trump.
"Never. ... I just don't believe in anything that is Trump," Sabathia said Saturday afternoon. So there wouldn't be any reason for me to go at all."
On Friday at a campaign rally in Alabama, Trump criticized former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling down during the national anthem before games last season.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired. He's fired," Trump stated.
Since hearing the president's remarks, professional athletes -- like LeBron James -- have voiced their disagreements. On Saturday, Trump also took away an invitation for Stephen Curry to visit the White House with the NBA champion Warriors.
"I just think it's stupid. I just think it's dumb that he's addressing players and stuff that he shouldn't be," Sabathia said. "But it is what it is, and that's the country we live in these days. ... I'm proud of the way that everybody has Steph's back and just athletes in general these days, the way everybody has been stepping up has been great."