Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 2/13/13
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Today, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera announced to a gaggle of Gammonites - separately - that neither has decided whether he'll play in 2014.You know how every now and then a public figure says something that makes a lot of sense? Well, that's how Andy and Mariano were today. It seems a little to early to be talking about 2014, but maybe that's just me. Next year, Mariano would be 44, and Andy, 41. They're practically old enough for the Early Bird at Denny's, that is, if they're not restricted to creamed corn.And amid the anticipation of Mariano and Andy's looming life decision, you have to wonder what Yankee owners Hal and Hank Steinbrenner were thinking. Because if Mariano has a great season in 2013 and then decides to come back next year, that's a $15 million contract that has to be renewed. And if Andy does well this year, well, make it a full $28 million jolt to the 2014 payroll - the one the Steins have ruled must fall within $189 million.In other words, the richest owners i...
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