Andy Pettitte's spring has been frustrated by several rain outs which has limited his work to simulated games pitched against the maintenance staff of Steinbrenner field. Although Andy appreciates the maintainers helping out in this way, there are some concerns that it does not replicate real at bats against Major League ball players.
"I mean don't get me wrong, the first time through the order, I sit them all down. But the second time through I have to work a little. They start picking up the spin of the ball, and crack a couple line drives. I have to switch it up."
But the Yankees are still concerned about the frequency of Andy's rain outs.
"What if this keeps happening in the season?" Wondered one Yankees exec. "How will we make up 30 plus rain games? If he was a releiver, I bet we'd flood the earth."
But that concern is not enough to thwart Andy Pettitte.
"I've been working on my rain dance for years now, and I finally got it to work. When I go to the clubs and I see these idiots shouting 'Make it rain!' as they throw money into the air, I say 'Oh, I'll make it rain.' Then I go outside, do my dance, and open up the full storm clouds from the heavens. You see people scattering to their cars, and everyone knows that I won."
Ladies and gentlemen, we are but 6 days away from the first meaningful game of baseball. Its been a long spring training, but together we have persevered through it. 6 more days and it will all be worth it!