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Andy Pettitte throws out the first pitch, is definitely still retired

Oct 3, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

Andy Pettitte AP

Andy Pettitte threw out of the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium yesterday and naturally the reporters on hand asked him about retirement.

Pettitte admitted that “there’s no doubt” he’s thought about pitching again, but then added:

I don’t know if that will ever go away. When I’m away … not thinking about playing or thinking about the games, I’m just so content. It’s just been awesome. Retirement’s been everything I thought it would be. The desire is not there. The same desire that made me go home is the same desire to play. Again, like I’ve said, unless God works a miracle and gives me that desire to do that, I don’t see any chance.

Instead he settled for throwing a pitch to longtime batterymate and current Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada, who’s actually a year older than Pettitte.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Oct 3, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Jorge Posada, who’s actually a year older than Pettitte.

    Take a hint Jorge… :)

  2. aceshigh11 - Oct 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    There’s a lot to be said for bowing out gracefully.

    Mussina did as well after getting the first 20-win season of his career at age 39. Can’t ask for more than that.

    • sandpiperair - Oct 3, 2011 at 1:35 PM

      And Mussina never won a World Series as a result.

  3. Jonny 5 - Oct 3, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    I wonder how many time Posada will run out to the mound to talk over pitch selection for this pitch?

    • Jonny 5 - Oct 3, 2011 at 2:17 PM

      *times….. Ok, Gator, I’m on the edit function band wagon now…

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