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When I heard today about how Andy Pettitte indicated that he might have, um, misremembered what Roger Clemens said about HGH, my first thought was that it was something out of a movie. The Godfather, Part II, that is!Specifically, I am referring to the infamous scene in which Frankie Pentangeli, who is set to testify as to what he knew about Michael Corleone's crimes, all of a sudden clams up. That's because Corleone has arranged for Frankie Five Fingers' brother to come in from Sicily. Seeing his brother keeps him from testifying -- he tells the Senate committee that he doesn't know anything:The FBI guys promised me a deal. So I made up a lot of stuff about Michael Corleone. Because then, that's what they wanted. But it was all lies. Everything. They said Michael Corleone did this, Michael Corleone did that. So I said, "Yeah, sure."The final script of the movie movie doesn't really explain why just seeing his brother would compel...
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Andy Pettitte pitching at Shea Stadium. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With all the hoopla around the New York Yankees pitching, the one bright light fans are awaiting is the return of Andy Pettitte.
Pettitte is one of the original ‘Core Four’ who decided to un-retire after leaving baseball and New York at the end of the 2010 season.
Now with Michael Pineda out for the season,...
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...
From the Sporting News:Andy Pettitte on Monday declared himself ready to rejoin the New York Yankees, following a 96-pitch outing in extended spring training.
The lefthander's line wasn't great—six runs (five earned), 10 hits, eight strikeouts and no walks in six innings against the Phillies—but Pettitte was more focused with how he threw.
"I feel I'm strong...
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'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...
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.
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...
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 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...
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
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...
Andy Pettitte has taken the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury
trial, where Pettitte is expected to testify against his former