Pettitte asks out of hearing

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Andy Pettitte has asked to be excused from the upcoming Congressional hearing on steroids in baseball. Pettitte does not want to testify against his friend Roger Clemens, and the House Oversight Committee seems willing to grant that request. More on this later.

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  • Barry

    When i first saw this in the RSS i was scared you meant of the contract and not pitch for the yankees.

    • Count Zero

      Ditto

      • Realist

        Make that a third ;-)

        • steve (different one)

          me too.

          • NYFan50

            Me too. That was devastating for a minute.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

              Yeah, yeah. Sorry about that. I fixed earlier. I wrote this post on the fly before heading out to see There Will Be Blood. Had to borrow a friend’s iPhone to solve this problem.

  • mike

    bad news for rocket i guess..

  • Lanny

    Great job doing this Mitchell Report!

    Made a lot of sense to keep rehashing things from a decade ago.

  • Rich

    I think Clemens is guilty, but I want to at least read Pettitte’s deposition before I make a judgment about what he has to say.

  • dan

    “not to have to testify publicly against his former teammate Roger Clemens”

    Doesn’t this mean that Pettitte was going to tell Congress definitively that he saw Clemens use steroids?

    • Count Zero

      I would say it likely means something like that and more…it means that Andy already did whatever damage he was going to do in his closed door testimony. That would be the only reason I can think of why they would be so willing to excuse him from the public hearing.

  • ArchStanton

    If Clemens used, he has been proven to be the dumbest man alive then. That’s the one thing I can’t wrap my head around- why would he go through what he has gone through if he used? The money, the time, the likelihood of being prosecuted like Bonds- it just doesn’t make sense.

  • Rich
  • Barry

    Does anyone else feel that the team would of been better off trying/relying on Shelley and keeping Dougy on instead of signing so many chumps this year. I can’t really complain about Doug M. because of his glove and his bat was undervalued at best in my opinion batting with a .789 OPS isn’t bad in a platoon. Maybe its just me but it’s nagging me that they keep signing scrubs.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Not sure what that has to do with Pettitte and the hearing, but a .789 OPS is terrible at first base in or out of a platoon.

  • E-ROC

    ‘Ol well. Moving on.