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Yankee Doodle Andy

The Andy Pettitte goodbye gala will stretch into tomorrow. Seems that fans are both nostalgic for the past, reflecting on Pettitte’s fine career, and concerned about what his retirement means for the 2011 team.

He was an easy guy to watch, especially these past few years, and we’ll always remember the Pettitte “look,” cap drawn low, eyes focused in on the catcher’s sign. As Ralph Kramden used to say, “Ohh, yer a good one.”

Say goodnight, Andy:

Categories:  Beat of the Day  Bronx Banter

Tags:  Andy Pettitte  goodnight  sweetheart

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 3, 2011 11:29 pm

awww, I actually was thinking of this one before:


2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 3, 2011 11:31 pm

Outstanding, Hoss.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 3, 2011 11:36 pm

[1] iMuy bien!

4 Just Fair   ~  Feb 4, 2011 12:04 am

Cheers. God speed, Andy. See you on Old Timer's Day. Damn. Enjoy the wife and kiddies.
[1] This one even got the ol' lady singing along.

5 Capital Yank   ~  Feb 4, 2011 1:23 pm

I don't know what I'll miss more, Andy's "look" or his masterful pickoff move. Maybe I'll just miss the Texas-sized effort you knew he'd bring every time he stepped onto the mound. I doubt he'll make it to the Hall of Fame, at least not in the near future, but Andy will always hold a mythical status in my mind for beating the Sox in Game 2 of the 2003 ALCS, the first playoff game I ever attended.

Larry Roibal's probably got my all-time favorite rendering of that Pettite glare.

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