Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 4/5/13
It is certifiably insane to claim the Yankees needed to win last night's game. Yep. Lunacy. Booga-booga. We know better. Any blogger or writer who says it was a "must" victory - send 'em down to Columbus! That said, holy crap, did Andy Pettitte save our butts or what?Someday, when the Hall of Fame voters look back on Pettitte's career, I hope they remember last night. (They won't, of course. A week from now, its significance will have faded like the white dot on a turned off Motorola TV.) But it was vintage Andy victory. Nobody hit for him. We already look like an anemic batting order, with a potential Knoblauch at SS (not last night, though!) and a statue of Vernon Wells in left field. But last night, it didn't matter. Andy saved our butts.Can you imagine the psychic implications of three opening losses at home to the Redsocks - a team picked to finish below .500 - on the heels of a spring full of injuries and botched sky-dives? Apprehension in the Yankiverse - which runs thick as ...
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