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Yanks and Pettitte Resume Talks - Remain "Just Friends" but Agree To "See Where Things Go."

posted Jan 23, 2009, 1:09 PM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Feb 15, 2009, 11:47 AM ]
The NY Yankees opened the lines of communication to Andy Pettitte once again, but just as "friends," according to the organization.  "We've been together for so long, it just feels wrong not to have him in our life," said The Yankees, referring to the on-again, off-again relationship they have shared since 1995 - except for 3 year "break" from 2004-2006.  "That was hell," said the Yanks, "seeing him with another team like that.  And not even in our league?  I still lay awake thinking about it, but Andy gets mad every time I bring it up."  Both parties seem to agree that times have been "a little tough" lately, with Pettitte posting his 2nd worst ERA in his long career in 2008.  However, he did tally 14 wins and remains a valuable lefty, not to mention "all that history - and those beautiful rings."  "We were together during his tough time with the HGH controversy, and for all of those [World] Series victories in the late 90's and 2000.  I just don't know if I can let go."
Pettitte, reached for comment, responded "Of course I still love them.  I still want $16M.  Who else is going to give me that?" before abruptly hanging up the phone.
Andy gets a little emotional reminiscing about his rollercoaster relationship with the Yanks.