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Pettitte getting back on the mound

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 02, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte is back in the Bronx, and this afternoon he’ll be back on the mound at Yankee Stadium, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.

“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.”




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