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Alex Rodriguez had no idea Andy Pettitte was retiring

Sep 20, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

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Once Yankees starter Andy Pettitte made the announcement that he is calling it quits after the 2013 season ends, it seemed like everybody on planet Earth knew about it. Columns about the lefty’s Hall of Fame case were quickly scrawled and editorials about his history with performance-enhancing drug use made the rounds. One player, though, had no idea what was going on despite sharing the clubhouse with Pettitte from 2007-10 and again over the past two seasons: third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

I wonder if he knows that Derek Jeter is still out with an ankle injury, or that the Yankees are three and a half games out of the second AL Wild Card.

  1. jm91rs - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    If people wrote things about me the way they do about arod I wouldn’t read or watch any media either

  2. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    still the guy works with him everyday. travels together planes busses hotel rooms…they sit on the same damn bench. Hard to not see petite just turns to A-rod and says hey you know I’m retiring right? When people talk to him does he hear anything? or is it just A rod a rod a rod repeated

    • Glenn - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      You are assuming that Yankee players talk to ARod.

      • clydeserra - Sep 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        when I know private information, and someone who I don’t think knows that private information, I act in a manner similar to Mr. ROdriguez. Not saying that is what happened, but its possible.

        When did ROdriguez come to the yankees? 2004? Isn’t that when Pettit was in Houston? its not like they are long time teammates.

  3. romoscollarbone - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Andy is so awe shucks he might’ve been mum to anybody but his inner circle. Who knows I’d assume these guys to extent make him feel like a pariah bc the money is just so much. They probably go out to nightclubs after games and he acts like Rick Vaughn in major league 2 sipping Malbec at an art gallery bc that’s what’s hip in the yacht-set.

  4. sfbookreviews - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    To be fair, since the all the coverage failed to mention Alex, nobody should have expected the King of Narcissa to notice. And yes, I know I took liberties there, so no word usage police please.

  5. spacemaker101 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Why is there an article on this??? Stupid af who cares..

  6. 8man - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Someday a book will be written about that locker room and their plane rides. The Bronx Poo. And we’ll all read it. Yankees fans will do so out of morbid curiosity.

  7. coloradogolfcoupons - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Ever since his strippers found out he was gonna lose $35 Million the forced him to other outlets. Arod has been busy with his new book “The Camel Sutra”

  8. aceshigh11 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Just more evidence that A-Rod is worse than Hitler.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 21, 2013 at 1:55 AM

      Only a total loser like you would even dare compare the two… Incredible

      • nbjays - Sep 21, 2013 at 6:33 AM

        Your sarcasm detector is on the fritz, harry… just like the rest of your brain.

  9. tjbra9 - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    This from the man who apparently didn’t know that steroids are illegal

  10. udub - Sep 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Let’s get real…if you asked everyone on the Yankees that quickly after the retirement announcement half of them probably wouldn’t have known yet

    Just a story because it’s A-Rod.

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