Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 2/13/13
2009_world_series_f0a0
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...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL suspends Denver's T.J. Ward for season opener

Report: ‘Highly unlikely’ Patriots attempt to recoup draft picks

Poll: Most players oppose Goodell's disciplinary power

Russell Wilson downplays struggling preseason offense

Dodgers call up top prospect Corey Seager

Redskins teammate says RG3 would be good fit with Eagles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kraft calls Brady 'a classy person of the highest integrity'

Report: Owners didn't want NFL to appeal Brady ruling

Legal expert: Pats have case to recoup draft picks, $1M fine

Greg Hardy reportedly plans to appeal suspension

NFLPA issues statement on Brady ruling, criticizes Goodell

RGIII receives standing ovation at Redskins luncheon

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker