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On Tuesday, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat 20 feet apart, something that probably hasn’t happened since “Cotton Eye Joe” was a staple at Yankee Stadium. Pettitte was on the witness stand. Clemens was at the defense table. Eye contact was nowhere to be found. What was the topic du jour? A remark about human growth hormone Pettitte recalled hearing from his longtime teammate, friend and workout partner a dozen years ago.
“Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH,” Pettitte testified. “And that it could help with recovery, and that’s really all I remember about the conversation.” Pettitte went on to acknowledge that the words were said in passing during an intense workout. Nonetheless, they had a pretty significant impact. For those of you who don’t know, this is the conversation that Clemens famously claims that Pettitte “misremembers.”
Pettitte’s appearance enlivened the proceedings and came without warning. Let’s face it. If he were to be called while on the Yankees rost
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From Sean Brennan:Andy Pettitte is scheduled to make at least one more minor-league start either Saturday or Sunday. Where that next start occurs and whether that will be his final tune-up before his return to pinstripes is to be determined.
“They have to look at the schedule and see which town fits him the best,” Joe Girardi said. “We know Scranton is on the road a lot...
Apparently Jesus told Andy Pettitte that lying about his conversations with Roger Clemens is okay as long as you present yourself as an "aw shucks" hick that "misremembers and stuff."This is very similar to Jesus telling Andy to play for Houston because the team owner was a lunatic born again Christian too. Or the time Jesus told Andy to retire and spend more...
Andy Pettitte looked about as enthused to be in court Tuesday as if he had just been shelled for a couple of innings and was about to hand the ball to the manager.
More important for prosecutors pursuing a conviction of Roger Clemens on perjury and obstruction charges, Pettitte also appeared to be authentic and credible as he described conversations about Clemens' alleged use...
By FREDERIC J. FROMMER
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andy Pettitte took the stand Tuesday in the Roger Clemens perjury trial and described how he grew up admiring the star pitcher he is expected to testify against.
Under questioning from a prosecutor, Pettitte also said that Clemens became a mentor to him when the two were teammates on the New York Yankees.
Regardless of the outcome of ongoing perjury trial, Roger Clemens has already lost. He has lost his Hall of Fame candidacy, he has lost his prestige, and, most importantly, especially to him, he has lost his legacy. It doesn’t matter if the The Rocket took HGH in the winter between the 1999-2000 seasons; it doesn’t matter if, as the government contends, he lied about it under...
Famed Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte has been sworn in, as a government witness, in the Federal Trial of famed and former Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens. Facing charges of lying to Congress, Clemens will sit and listen as his former teammate gives testimony on the government’s behalf against Clemens. According to Seth Livingstone of USA TODAY, Pettitte was
Pitcher Andy Pettitte acknowledged under cross-examination Wednesday that he might have misunderstood Roger Clemens when Pettitte said he heard his former teammate say he used human growth hormone.
Asked by Clemens' lawyer if it was fair to say it was ''50-50'' that Pettitte misunderstood the conversation from about a dozen years ago, Pettitte responded, '...
Andy Pettitte's scheduled start on Sunday is enough to have the Empire State Yankees switch venues for what could be the veteran left-hander's final minor league tuneup.
The Triple-A Yankees' game against Pawtucket originally set to be played at Batavia will now be played at nearby Rochester. The change was made to accommodate Pettitte, according to a news release issued...
Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat some 20 feet apart, Pettitte on the witness stand and Clemens at the defense table trying to avoid going to jail. The topic: a remark about human growth hormone Pettitte recalled hearing from his longtime teammate, mentor and workout partner a dozen years ago.
''Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH,'' Pettitte testified...
Andy Pettitte has taken the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury
trial, where Pettitte is expected to testify against his former
While the federal government gives the prosecution of Roger Clemens another try—with former BFF Andy Pettitte apparently doing his aw-shucks best to give credence to the theory that he “misremembered” Clemens talking about HGH use—I’m reminded of the strange argument that some Hall of Fame voters (ex. Buster Olney) have made in favor of Clemens, Barry Bonds...
Given the amount of catching prospects in the Yankees system – even with the trade of Jesus Montero to Seattle – Jeff Farnham has gone about his career as a farmhand mostly out of the spotlight.
The 24-year-old , a native of Las Vegas drafted in the 27th round in 2009, is not mentioned with the likes of Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez or J.R. Murphy.
Yet, when Andy Pettitte’s comeback...
Federal prosecutors presented needles, syringes and bloody cotton balls that they claim show pitching legend Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs, USA Today reported Thursday.
Jeff Novitzky, a special agent for the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Investigation, took the stand to outline the evidence he says was given to him in January 2008 by Clemens'...
The Big Man rants about Roger Clemens hearing and the U.S. Congress wasting time and money.