January 07, 2011
But when the intrepid Brian Costello reached Pettitte's doorstep in Deer Park, Texas, he found the former/current/future New York Yankees pitcher wearing pajama pants and in no particular mood to divulge his plans for the 2011 season. Pettitte told Costello:
"I'm just chilling out, hanging. I'm relaxing. If I had something, y'all would know. If I knew exactly what I was doing, y'all would know. [...]
"I don't want to be a story," he said. "I really don't want [the Yankees] to worry about me. I just want them to go, just go on."
Hey, that quote kinda reminds me of someone we all know. (*cough* Brett Favre *cough*)
That's not entirely fair, of course. Pettitte has never held a huge retirement press conference, doesn't have a tenth of Favre's ego and — despite what some will have you believe — the future direction of the Yankees' franchise isn't entirely dependent on whether or not he comes back.
Still, it'd be nice for Pettitte to make a decision soon here. And despite his claims that the Yanks should move on with their lives, I have a feeling that he'll be back in uniform next month.
What do you think? Will Pettitte be pitching for the Yankees in 2011?