From Jack Curry -
Seven weeks after Andy Pettitte’s season ended with the Yankees, he is no closer to deciding if he will return and pitch for them again next season. Tom Pettitte, Andy’s father, said yesterday that Pettitte has not determined if he will retire or rejoin the Yankees for his 14th major league season.
“He’s so torn right now,” Tom Pettitte said. “Everybody knows that he was done last year and he didn’t want to play because he wanted to be with his kids. That’s what this is all about. He’s not looking for more money or anything.”
Tom Pettitte said Andy had not mentioned the Yankees’ pursuit of Santana and had also been mum as Alex Rodriguez, Posada and Mariano Rivera all agreed to return. But Tom Pettitte said Andy’s silence about the Yankees’ off-season decisions was not unusual.
“When I talk to him, I don’t even ask him about baseball,” Tom Pettitte said. “When he’s with me, he’s looking for a place to release. He doesn’t want to talk about baseball.”
On most days, Tom Pettitte said, Andy attends football practices for his sons, Josh and Jared. Jared’s team in Deer Park, Tex., is playing in a championship game this weekend. Besides attending practices and games, Tom Pettitte said, Andy also goes hunting.
“I guess if he hadn’t had as much success as he’s had or accomplished as much as he’s accomplished, I don’t know, it might be different,” Tom Pettitte said. “He’s pretty much accomplished everything he wanted to.”
It’s not looking good folks (on a Pettitte return). Please help support Project P46. It’s still not too late to send Andy your thoughts and hopes. It might just help the Yankees – if you do.