We used to broadcast the games for the Yankees’ AAA team in Columbus (OH). During that time we met Andy Pettitte a couple times either on rehab stints or at Spring Training.
Thanks to a few too many late night drinking binges in places like Toledo and Scranton, we’ve erased most of those days from our memory bank. But we do remember our brushes with Pettitte.
Of all the big league Yankees, Pettitte was the most pleasant to be around. And most humble, no matter if he was speaking to Emperor Georgie or the (HGH-packing?) clubbie.
So it doesn’t surprise us that Pettitte’s Yankee teammates have embraced him after his recent act of (Clemens) contrition. That said, Alex Rodriguez may have gone a bit over the top in his expressiveness - in a quote scared out by YOU BEEN BLINDED:
“Andy is one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever met. I have two daughters — well, I have one and one on the way. If I had a daughter, I would want ‘em to marry Andy Pettitte. The age difference might be a little awkward, but in today’s day and age anything is possible.”
No matter what ARod says, we just can’t help but think back to she-male, muscular-type females. Which makes that comment all the more awkward and unpleasant.