The Yankees announced yesterday that they will retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams, and that all three—along with Willie Randolph—will receive plaques in Monument Park in four different ceremonies spread across the season. No American sports team has made such an art of monetizing… »
Earlier in the week, Jon Heyman wrote something silly about Andy Pettitte not being trustworthy anymore because he said something potentially helpful for Roger Clemens, while being cross-examined by Roger Clemens's lawyer. Never mind that that is kind of the point of cross examination, but why not write a different… »
Andy Pettitte was supposed to be the prosecution's star witness at the perjury trial of Roger Clemens. According to the Los Angeles Times, Pettitte was the only person expected to say under oath that Clemens had used human growth hormone other than Clemens's former trainer, Brian McNamee. But when Pettitte showed up… »
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. »
Andy Pettitte spoke today at Yankees camp about steroids. He said all the right things, and answered all the questions in all the right ways, the way baseball players have always said the right things and answered all the questions in all the right ways, for generations: Show a sliver of humanity, talk with brio… »
It's probably best, at this point, to think of Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte as characters from "Mean Girls." »
I was planning on writing about the Andy Pettitte news here, but really, what is there to say? He took some human growth hormone five years ago to treat an injury and he "got caught." Pettitte says it was the only time he tried it his career — at a time when HGH wasn't illegal, no less — and well, I believe him. Big… »
Yesterday, relief pitcher Guillermo Mota was suspended 50 games for testing positive for steroids, and, as Baseball Musings points out, he at least didn't do the "might have accidentally put the wrong thing in my body" excuse; he manned up and apologized for his mistake. The suspension proves what we've known all… »
And not in a good way. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Clemens, his good pal Andy Pettitte, and Miguel Tejada were among those accused of using performance-enhancers in the Jason Grimsley affidavit. Brian Roberts and Jay Gibbons, too. So much for Clemens getting through his career without ever being officially… »
Houston Chronicle sportswriter Richard Justice mentions in his blog that he's hearing that the Astros have offered Roger Clemens $20 million for five months of work. If my rusty math is correct, and Clemens was employed by the Astros for 150 days, and started one game every five days, and threw 100 pitches in each of… »
What to watch as, somewhere out there, Russell Crowe is beating up a guy ...
• College FB: Utah at TCU. Yeah, we're wearing a Horned Frogs beer helmet. What of it?
• WNBA Finals: Sacramento at Connecticut. Quick, what are the two team nicknames? Oh, time's up.
• MLB: Marlins at Astros. Andy Pettitte helps Houston… »