Andy Pettitte handled himself well in his press conference. He didn’t duck any questions or hide behind his lawyers. He made a mistake and he admitted it. America loves giving second chances.
It’s hard to buy his excuse, however. Using HGH to get back on the mound (as was his hope) is cheating. It’s getting an edge on other players on the DL who are not using. It’s getting an edge on the pitcher who took his place on the roster. Getting back in two weeks is getting an edge as opposed to three weeks.
It also was banned by baseball. Using any sort of controlled substance without permission has been illegal in baseball rules since the 1970s.
But we move on. It was good of Jeter, Rivera, Posada, Girardi and Cashman to be there. Pettitte will practice tomorrow and the story will fade as days go by.
I’ll post the audio in a bit.