HOUSTON -- Andy Pettitte is just like any other baseball dad who happens to have played 17 MLB seasons for the New York Yankees and Houston Astros and won five World Series.
"He sends me a text before every game that says, 'Good luck buddy, to God be the glory.'" Josh Pettitte said. "He's just a bystander now."
Well, sort of. The younger Pettitte, who plays for Deer Park High School near Houston, threw a no-hitter on Friday against the Bourne Champion Greyhounds. He struck out 10 and walked one and admitted it is pretty helpful to have one of the best pitchers of a generation as your father.
"We'll talk about pitch sequences and what he would have done," Josh said. "It's pretty good to talk to him about this stuff, because he knows what he's talking about. Hes one of the most mentally tough players there is out there. We talk about the mental parts of the game."
That training and genetic makeup may have helped Josh on Friday. Entering the fifth inning he still had a perfect ga...