“I talked to him yesterday for a while,” Joe Girardi said. “You don’t think of him being that old to be a legend, but Andy, the career that he had here was incredible… I’m sure he misses it. But I know he had a wonderful summer with his family. I would think this time would be the hardest part, but he didn’t really let onto that yesterday.”
At 39 years old, Pettitte is still younger than Mariano Rivera, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday.
“Don’t bounce it,” Girardi said. “I’m sure he’s thrown a lot of BP to his kids though, he should be able to throw that pretty easy.”