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Monday, February 18, 2008

Pettitte Faces the Music

Andy Pettitte spoke to the press about his HGH use today. He also apologized to George Steinbrenner. Jeter, Posada, and Mo were at his side. (They came through the Yankees system together, along with Bernie. One of the advantages of home-grown players. I know some very good teams have featured players who hate each other, but surely it's easier if your teammates have your back.)

Pettitte did the right thing, but I don't buy his excuses. Injury is part of the game, and shortening your time on the DL (or your time playing injured) gives you an unfair advantage over other players. Indeed, some doctors claim that's the major advantage of PEDs: they shorten the amount of time players are impaired by injury. It's a long season, and everyone ends up playing injured sometimes.

And in the most improbable comeback attempt since Juan Gone: Bret Boone signed a minor league deal with the Nats. Yikes. He's 38. And he hasn't played for three years.

His dad is an assistant GM with the Nats, and younger brother Aaron Boone is a backup infielder. Plus, Jim Bowden has a habit of collecting former Reds.

posted by BubbaFan, 5:48 PM


i didn't know aaron boone was with the nats

should have known!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 18, 2008 9:07 PM  

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