There's something to be said for the sheer sense of honor and commitment it takes to catch a home run ball at an MLB stadium and throw it back onto the field in salty defiance because it wasn't hit by the good guys. We're not here to rob anyone of their moment if they opt to do such a thing if and when baseball returns in 2020; rather, it's fine time to recognize CC Sabathia for his honesty on the subject. If he ever catches a long ball in the stands, he's keeping it. Period.
It's easy to say you'd throw back a home run ball as a Yankee fan if, say, Mike Trout hit it against your Bombers in a playoff game. It must be said, however, that, we're talking about a future first ballot Hall of Famer here. Saying you'd do it is a heck of a lot different from following through with it.
Then, there's the issue of distance. How many rows back in the stands can you be before it's just not fully feasible to huck that thing all the way back onto the field of play? Perhaps this is part of CC's consideration.
You don't want go for a big heave only to blow out your rotator cuff. It's not worth it!