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Andy's Song

Is there anything as ridiculous as a retirement press conference? Sentiment, hot air, self-satisfaction, softball questions, public relations, and aw, shucks, Andy Pettitte. Doesn’t look like Andy is going to cry, he looks rested and happy. He is smiling and reminds me more of John Travolta than he has in a minute. Really, he looks relieved. His good-guy reputation will soar. This is the anti-Favre here.


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1 NYYfan22   ~  Feb 4, 2011 10:59 am

He seems very confused and torn.

...well, strike that.. he just said "I will not pitch this season". (I'm watching on a slight DVR delay)

2 Branco   ~  Feb 4, 2011 11:24 am

I love that his wife said, "When WE were playing the Rangers." You'll be missed, Andy.

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Feb 4, 2011 6:08 pm

[2] I had the same reaction, Branco. It just made my heart flutter a little.

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Feb 4, 2011 6:32 pm

Ok, I just broke down. At around 0:38, Andy admits, asked if he felt pressure to come back after the team's failure to sign Lee, "And there's no doubt that when they didn't get him, I felt a huge obligation. That's why I started working out. I felt like I owed to the team, to this organization."

God bless Andy Pettitte.

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