Found March 17, 2012 on 85% Sports:
One of the most painful sights in sports is watching an athlete who refuses to retire way after his prime.  We watch these athletes because they were our heroes and we hope they succeed.  Sometimes, they do and they go out on top.  Other times they do not and our last memory is of that player struggling to once again regain his prime.  However there are times when an athlete leaves too early, realizes the mistake and returns to regain his form.  We all hope Any Pettitte is the latter.   For the past three or four days, Andy Pettitte has been embarrassed because he announced his retirement after the 2009 season and now wants to return.  He was quoted as saying, “’You know what? I would probably be too embarrassed to come back because I’m retiring and I’m announcing a retirement,’ ” Pettitte said. “That’s where I’ve been over the three or four days. I am embarrassed that I’m coming back. What can I do?”   When he retired, Pettitte said that he lost the desire, his heart was not in

New York Yankees: Andy Pettitte you missed us too much

As I was sitting down to watch the Yankees host the Washington Nationals today, the YES networkboys dropped a bomb. Image via Wikipedia That pitcher Andy Pettitte has un-retired and had signed a minor league, 1-year, 2.5 million deal with a plan to return to the Bronx again. It was said that Pettitte is allowed to take all the time he needs to get ready and that a rotation spot...

Do You Approve of Pettitte’s Return?

Andy Pettitte‘s comeback will be the headline topic on tomorrow night’s radio program. I wrote yesterday that I am not optimistic that Pettitte will be able to provide the kind of performance that makes his presence worth the signing. This isn’t about money; it’s about the fact that he will create the kind of distraction that could potentially add pressure to Michael Pineda...

Breaking News: Andy Pettite will return to the New York Yankees in 2012

Andy Pettitte Andy Pettitte is my favorite baseball player.  A family member of mine taught him in high school, and once upon a time he took less money to play for my favorite team, the Houston Astros.  That same family member is telling me he’s heard that today the Yankees will announce Pettitte is returning to the team.  On a personal level, I couldn’t be more excited...

Andy Pettitte Returns To New York

In the surprise move of the spring to date, Andy Pettitte is returning to the Yankees for another season. As Jack Curry of YES first reported, Pettitte has signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees that could potentially pay $2.5 million this season. Although Pettitte likely won’t be ready to start the season with the Yankees — he’ll need extended spring training or a...

Yankees Firmed Up Staff When Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte signed to a minor league deal with the Yankees.  I guess the Yankees cause mass hysteria, so I shouldn’t have been surprised by how many people asked me if they should pick him, but, alas, you still surprised me, you.  In anything shallower than a 10 team AL-Only league, I wouldn’t go near him.  He wasn’t even that good his last few years of pitching, so I...

Report: Andy Pettitte Comes Out of Retirement, Signs Minor League Contract With Yankees

The New York Yankees will be seeing a familiar face return to the mound this season. Andy Pettitte has agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees worth $2.5 million, according to ESPN. Pettitte will start out in the minors and work his way back into playing shape. The 39-year-old lefty missed all of last season after announcing his retirement following the 2010 season. Pettitte...

Yankees sign Andy Pettitte to $2.5 million minor league contract

It didn't take long for the pitching bug to bite Andy Pettitte— while he was hanging around the New York Yankees during spring training— and bring him out of retirement. The Yankees have signed the Yankee great to a one-year minor league deal, according to the YES network's Jack Curry.  The deal is reported to be worth $2.5 million. Pettitte— who retired after the...

Pettitte ends retirement, signs 1-year deal with Yankees

Andy Pettitte abruptly ended his retirement Friday, signing a one-year contract with the New York Yankees. The deal is worth $2.5 million for Pettitte, who had officially called it quits in February 2011, saying he no longer had the hunger and drive to play another season. Pettitte, who will turn 40 in June, went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts in 2010. He owns a career mark...

Jeter: Pettitte had desire to return

Derek Jeter sensed that Andy Pettitte wanted to pitch again. Three months shy of his 40th birthday, Pettitte ended his brief retirement Friday. The left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Yankees with an invitation to spring training. ''I knew he was itching . . . thinking about it, but a lot of people say that,'' Jeter said before Saturday's game against...

Andy Pettitte Ended His Retirement and We Think This Is Why..

Andy Pettitte met his wife, Laura, in high school. Together, they have four children: Joshua Blake (1994), Jared (1998), Lexy Grace (2001), and Luke Jackson (2005).  When Andy retired after the 2010 season, the reason he gave for hanging up his cleats was "to spend more time with my family." As a 38 year old, five time world series champion it seemed like a valid reason...

Yankees Sign Young Prospect

Wow, $2.5 million for a minor league deal. This guy must be good.Wait, he's 39?Andy Pettitte did not pitch in 2011, for anyone.
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