Only one more year of Pettitte…at the most


Andy Pettitte made some comments to a reporter in Texas recently regarding his return to MLB for a 17th season. He mentioned that if he does decide to give it one more go ’round in 2011 that it would only be for one year and only to the Yankees. Which means Yankee fans don’t have to worry about seeing him play for the ‘stros next season. The main deterrent in Pettitte coming back is his desire to be with his family and see his kids grow up.

"Right now I can tell you my heart’s right here in Deer Park. If something happens and I play one more year that would be it. It would be one more year and that would be it.My kids are getting older and one’s going to be out of high school real soon, and I’m not going to miss his whole high school. I want to be able to be here and see some of his stuff and you can’t see his stuff playing major league baseball. I just feel like I have a big responsibility here. I have three boys. I feel like I need to be around and raise them and I feel like we’re getting to that point where it’s the crucial ages of their lives that I need to be around a little bit more.It’ll be New York or it’ll be nowhere for sure. I just feel like I’ve done too many things up there and too many special things up there with that group of guys for too many years not to finish it up there."

You have to respect a man with such values, but this routine is getting old. How is this different than what Brett Favre has been doing the past few years? Whatever, I just hope he comes back. The Yanks and their rotation need him.

For those of you scoring at home, I believe Andy comes back for one more year.