Feb
03

Images of Andy

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New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte gives a thumbs-up as he holds the World Series trophy after Game 6 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, Oct. 26, 1996. The Yankees defeated the Braves 3-2 to clinch the World Series. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Congrats on the great career, Andy. Thank you for everything.

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of game two of the American League division playoff series Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1995 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/John Dunn)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws in the first inning during Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

The New York Yankees' starting pitcher Andy Pettitte celebrates after ending the sixth inning with a double play, with two runners on base, during Game 5 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996. (AP Photo/ Dave Martin)

The New York Yankees' starting pitcher Andy Pettitte, left, gets a hug after the Yankees beat the Braves' 1-0 in Game 5 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996. (AP Photo/ Mark Duncan)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte kneels on the mound after being struck in the face by a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles batter Cal Ripken Jr. in the first inning of their game Friday, Sept. 5, 1997 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Pettitte left the game and was taken to nearby Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for x-rays of the face and hand. Pettitte was replaced by relief pitcher Hideki Irabu in the second inning. (AP Photo/John Dunn)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte fields a ground ball and throws out Cleveland Indians batter Jim Thome at first base during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Monday, Oct. 6, 1997. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, and catcher Joe Girardi stand on the mound after Pettitte gave up his third home run of the fifth inning to the Cleveland Indians, during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in this Oct. 9, 1998 file photo, at Jacobs Field in Cleveland. Girardi was hired by the Yankees on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, agreeing to a three-year contract to replace Joe Torre in New York's dugout.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte follows through on a pitch in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 16, 1999 in New York. Pettitte claimed the 2-1 win for the Yankees, breaking a five-game losing streak. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, (46), talks to Colby Rasmus, (20) of the Phenix, Ala., Little League team who were runners up in Saturday's Little League World Series Championship game before the Yankees game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Yankee Stadium in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens points at teammate Andy Pettitte during practice at Yankee Stadium in New York Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. Pettitte will start Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers Thursday night at the stadium. The Yankees won Game 1 8-0 Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Josh Pettitte holds a baseball in his glove as his father New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte stretches with a rubberband during a workout Friday, Oct. 15, 1999 at Fenway Park in Boston. The Yankees lead the Boston red Sox 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Josh Pettitte, 5, gets some pointers from dad, New York Yankees' pitcher Andy Pettitte, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 in New York. The Yankees play the Oakland Athletics in game three of the American League Division Series Friday, Oct. 6, 2000. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York Yankees game 1 starter Andy Pettitte speaks to the media after workouts Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 in New York. The Yankees will meet the New York Mets Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 in the World Series. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, speaks with catcher Jorge Posada during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the New York Mets Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Shea Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Campbell, Pool )

The New York Yankees four starting pitchers pose for photographers Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla., where they and the rest of the team are working out during spring training. From left are Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez. The fifth starter has yet to be named. Pettite is the only leftie in the group. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte watches an intradsquad game with his sons Jared, 6, left, and Josh, 2, Monday, Feb. 26. 2001, at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is interviewed in the locker room after beating the Seattle Mariners 12-3 in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Pettitte was the series most valuable player as the Yankees clinched the best-of-seven series, 4-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte celebrates after beating the Seattle Mariners 12-3 in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. Pettitte was the series most valuable player as the Yankees clinched the best-of-seven series, 4-1. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte watches the intrasquad game with his sons, Jared, 3, left, and Josh, 7, Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 in the dugout at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. Pettitte will pitch against the Houston Astros on Sunday, March 3rd, during a Grapefruit League exhibition game. (AP Photo/Scott Martin)

New York Yankees pitcher Ted Lilly, left, and Andy Pettitte look at their American League Championship rings presented in a ceremony on the field before the start of the Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Sunday, April 7, 2002, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte throws in the third inning during a rehab start in Norwich, Conn., Friday June 7, 2002 at Dodd Stadium. Pettitte has been on the disabled list since April 16, 2002. (AP Photo/John Spivey)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte stares at Anaheim Angels batter Tim Salmon as he sets to pitch during the first inning at Edison Field in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Aug. 2, 2002. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte hits the deck getting out of the way of a line drive hit by Baltimore Orioles' Luis Matos in the fifth inning Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte reacts as he addresses the media during a news conference before Game 1 of American League Division Series against the Anaheim Angels, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Yankees Stadium in New York. Pettitte is scheduled to pitch game 2 of the series on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

New York Yankees legend Whitey Ford, left, chats with Andy Pettitte before throwing out the first pitch along with Yogi Berra of the Yankees home opener against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte acknowledges right fielder Curtis Pride after Pride caught Damian Jackson's line drive to right field during the Yankees' 7-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox , Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Pettitte allowed four hits and struck out ten in eight innings to win his fifth straight start. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

In this Oct. 19, 2003, file photo, New York Yankees' starting pitcher Andy Pettitte tips his cap to the crowd after he is relieved in the ninth inning against the Florida Marlins in Game 2 of baseball's World Series in New York. Pettitte plans to announce his retirement Friday at a news conference at Yankee Stadium, a person familiar with the arrangements told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

New York Yankees left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte, 34, poses for photographers during a news conference welcoming him back to the team he pitched for from 1995-2003 at Yankee Stadiium in New York, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Pettitte, who turned down a $12 million offer to stay with the Houston Astros, signed a one-year contract with the Yankees for $16 million. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, foreground, and fellow starters Carl Pavano, center, and Kei Igawa, rear, jog off a practice field at spring training baseball, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte throws against the Cincinnati Reds in a spring training game, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte wipes his face as he leaves the bullpen at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, March 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte, right, warms up before the start of the Major League Baseball game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte throws during the first inning of their American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, April 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Segar, Pool)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Friday, April 27, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte prepares to deliver to the Texas Rangers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, May 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte winds up to pitch against the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball action Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch to a Colorado Rockies batter in the fifith inning of an interleague baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte smiles as he walks in at the end of the seventh inning of their Major League Baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte answers questions during a press conference Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees will play the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 of an American League Division Series playoff baseball game on Sunday. Cleveland leads the best-of-five game series 2-0. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte answers questions at a news conference Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. Pettitte, who reported for spring training baseball camp on Monday, answered questions about his use of human growth hormone. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez, left, talks with Andy Pettitte as they stretch during spring training baseball workouts Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettite poses with West Point cadets Kyle Scogin of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Eric Carbone of North Haledon, N.J. by the tarp-covered field before the Yankees opening day baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, March 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte walks to the dugout before the Yankees play the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game, Friday, April 25, 2008, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

New York Yankees' pitcher Andy Pettitte bobbles a bunt hit safely by Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 4-2. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte stands on the mound as he waits for manager Joe Girardi to relieve him during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte (46) during a Major League Baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

New York Yankees' pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, walks through the outfield to the bullpen with his sons, Joshua, left, and Jared, early before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte tips his hat to the crowd after he was taken out of the baseball game during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, catches for his oldest son Joshua Blake, 14, on a practice field before the Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte takes a break after playing catch with his two sons Joshua Blake, 14, and Jared, 10, on a practice field before the Yankees faced the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

In this April 21, 2009 file photo show, New York Yankees fans watching from the third base side of the field as Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte delivers against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, talks with a Little Leaguer as part of the Yankees Project HOPE (Helping Others Persevere and Excel) week, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, during a visit to Greenwich Village in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte pauses before delivering a pitch in the rain in the sixth inning of the Yankees' 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte (46) throws to Baltimore Orioles' Melvin Mora during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 5-1. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, right, talks to manager Joe Girardi during the Yankees' 10-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, in New York. Pettitte will miss his next start because of shoulder fatigue. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte throws during the first inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship baseball series against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Director Spike Lee, left, raises his hands as New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte waves to spectators after being relieved by Joba Chamberlain in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship baseball series against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte tips his cap after being relieved by Joba Chamberlain during the sixth inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte holds up the championship trophy after Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in New York. Pettitte plans to announce his retirement Friday at a news conference at Yankee Stadium, a person familiar with the arrangements told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, left, shares a laugh with Billy Connors, the Yankees vice president for player personnel, before pitchers and catchers worked out at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte takes a drink of water on the bench during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Phoenix. The Yankees defeated the Diamondbacks 9-3. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte and his son Luke, 5, stand together during the American League team's workout before baseball's All-Star home run derby Monday, July 12, 2010, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, left, helps Andy Ceasarz bat during Yankees HOPE week honoring "The Beautiful People," during an on-field, two-inning, baseball game after the Yankees regular baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, playing for the Trenton Thunder, walks in front of catcher Austin Romine after warming up for a rehab start Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Trenton, N.J., against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte warms up before Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

Categories : Players
  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees J_Yankees
  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Here’s a link to my GIFs of Andy’s fist pumps. Use them however you please.

    (Click on the thumbnail, then on either “Full size” or “Save.”)

    http://db.tt/AluIXro

    • Slugger27

      Anyway to make these a desktop background?

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny Scafuto

    Andy broke Twitter.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh, man. This really got me. There are tears.

    Thanks for everything, Andy. My favorite player, ever. I am really gonna miss him.

  • kevin w.

    That picture of his talking to a young Colby Rasmus is pretty crazy.

  • Drew

    Very sad, I honestly didn’t appreciate Andy as much as I should have. I won’t make that same mistake with Rivera, Posada, or Jeter

    Enjoy retirement Andy, let the Garcia/Colon era begin.

    • MikeD

      It won’t be an era. Catch it while you can, ’cause it’ll be fleeting.

  • Russell NY

    Some of my favorite pics (not in this collection) were of him and Mo.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    1. This made me cry.
    2. Is that the real Colby Rasmus?
    3. New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, foreground, and fellow starters Carl Pavano, center, and Kei Igawa,
    That’s scary.
    4. Likewise, our 2001 rotation was pretty freaking sick, even without a fifth starter.

    • bakekrukow412

      Who is this Carl Pavano you speak of? The name sounds familiar, but I can’t place the face….

  • Dr. O

    Not only did the 96 pic make me nostalgic for those Yankee teams, but as well for “Starter”. I remember when that logo was like a tattoo for the coolest, most exclusive club in the world.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I believe Carl Pavano is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Reply fail. Sorry.

  • FIPster Doofus

    This hurts.

    • brockdc

      Knew this was coming. Shouldn’t that make it hurt less?

      • brockdc

        I guess it’s the nostalgia combined with the expected on-field output that makes it burn for me.

        • http://twitter.com/joero23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Oh go write some whimsy or something.

          (I keed.)

  • deka002

    after all these pics :tears: thanks Andy

  • AndrewYF

    That picture of him with a (very) young Colby Rasmus is way cool.

  • Billion$Bullpen

    I recall this pic before but what is up with the one where his son is rocking a Mess hat?

    • Mister Delaware

      Maybe he talked back to his parents the night before?

  • Corky Romano

    well done Mike..nice job

  • Avi

    I feel like crying. I really though he was coming back.
    Incredible spread Ax. Amazing how you had this ready so quickly.

  • Drew

    any Anchorman quote isn’t a fail EVER

    What? You ate that whole wheel of cheese? you pooped the refrigerator? I’m not even mad, thats amazing.

  • NJYankeeFan

    Andy sure was a great one and he’ll be dearly missed. Sure hope Cashman can pull a starter out of his ass because on Feb 3rd, this starting rotation would be lucky to get us to the playoffs.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      This rotation is a hell of a lot better than the dreck they were sending out there from 06-08.

      We’ll still make the playoffs even if we don’t get a starter.

      • http://twitter.com/steveh_MandAura Steve H

        And, this team is built for the playoffs. Great offense, true ace at the top and lights out bullpen. If Hughes grows and AJ rebounds, that’s a hell of a tough team in the playoffs.

  • http://twitter.com/steveh_MandAura Steve H

    That Rasmus pic is awesome.

  • Yanko

    My favorite Yankee of all time has retired today. Good luck Andy. You are a true professional and a heck of a basball player. Thank you for all the great years. Thank you! My whole family will miss you very much! (choked up)

    How many double plays had this guy induced with men on and one out? Dude just came through time after time.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Thanks for the good times Andy. Sure we didn’t go out on top but we were damn close to doing so this year. As a younger fan I can’t say I really appreciate the work Andy has done for the Yanks, but I do know that he always came up big when it mattered most and that he was always there to take the ball and be good for six innings.

    Once again, thanks Andy for twelve years of service. No one can ever replace you in our hearts and memories.

  • bonestock94

    This is a bummer even if its expected.

  • icebird753

    One thing I don’t understand is how the media didn’t give him much criticism for taking roids, like they did with A-Rod and the others (who were utterly crucified).He did have a nice career, but to me, the steroids taint his name.

    • PaulF

      He didn’t take steroids, he took HGH.

      • http://twitter.com/steveh_MandAura Steve H

        He didn’t take steroids that we know of, we do know he took HGH.

  • NYYFish

    My all-time favorite Yankee pitcher! He will be missed! I was hoping for just one more year!

  • Rudy

    Anyone remember the 2007 series vs Indians when Sizemore tripled to start an inning? Andy got the next 3 outs and the game stayed tied or 1-0 Yanks up.

    Epic Andy.

    • RL

      Yeah, always felt good with Andy on the mound. Even if he stumbled, you always felt like he’d get out of it.

    • JJ

      - “On the first pitch, one out”.

      - “¡Two men out!”

      - “He got it there. ¡Prestidigitation for Andy Pettitte!”

  • Tom

    I’m proud to say I grew up watching one of the greatest clutch pitchers in this generation. When Andy was on the mound in a big game I never worried.

    I have been to many games at Yankee Stadium but it wasn’t until last September 28 vs. the Red Sox that I finally got to see Andy pitch in person.

    Thanks for all the memories Andy

  • http://twitter.com/astrophunq Dax J.

    Wow, it’s really sad, even if it was expected and talked about. Thank you Andy for all the good times. You were a great player and an even greater person. Like Swisher said, if anyone deserves to ride in to the sunset, that’s you.

    Briefly changing the subject, my jaw dropped when I saw the picture of Andy with Colby Rasmus. Holy shit!

  • Brian

    Can’t believe I’m saying this but, but I’m actually going to be hoping Andy pulls a Favre for some time to come… (and by a “Favre” I mean the whole changing his mind about retirement thing, not the whole dick pic/being a creep thing… just to be clear)

  • AnthonyMichael

    Sick pic of Andy with little Colby.

  • Mister Delaware

    Yanks need to hold a little ceremony for Andy before their next playoff Game 3.

  • cano is the bro

    aw this makes me sad :/

    it sucks to see an all time great leaving the game, you will be missed andy

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    caption for the Girardi/Pettitte post-home run photo:

    JG: Well, he really hit the shit outta that one, didn’t he?
    AP: I held it like an egg.

  • Chris in NC

    I’ve never posted here… but I’ve been a avid reader for several years. I’m going to age myself a bit with this memory, however…

    I will always remember Andy as the guy with the Louisiana accent and goofy grin sitting behind home plate charting pitches in Greensboro. Little did I know that the kid who I ate hot dogs with on a regular basis about 19 years ago would go on to be a great pitcher, a great Yankee, and even more importantly, a good man.

    Long live minor league ball… ;)

    /Greensboro Hornet’d

  • http://itsaboutthemoney.net Jason @ IIATMS

    Thanks for this, Mike. Great work

  • Erica

    Andy, you will be so sorely missed.I feel gutted after looking at all these pictures. (And thank you for this, what a great collection.)

  • FachoinaNYY

    I legitimately cannot believe how sad these pics made me.

    Its the start of the end of an era… If we feel this bad about Andy can you imagine how bad itll feel for Mo, Jete, and Posada?

    I REALLY dont want to think about it.

    I am still holding out hope that he will come back… Maybe a midseason prorated contract? Please andy…

  • rek4gehrig

    Damn he’s fine :-)
    ps. Great pics. Brought back wonderful memories

  • fire levine

    Core Four No More
    The end of an era.