Monday, March 29, 2010

Andy Pettitte's Rain Dance Continues to Haunt Him

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!

22 comments:

Rich Mahogany said...

We all know Andy is a good boy and does not go to clubs where idiots make it rain. He must have been relating a story Giambi told him.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I thought it was odd that he was in a club, but who am I to question the great Andy Pettitte?

lady gaganonymous said...

Heh, I was making a joke all yesterday that if any Midwest region is having a drought and they can't grow any crops, all they need to do is bring Andy there. Not very funny, but hey! I can make the joke again!!!

And yeah, Andy was just relaying a story A-Rod or someone told him. Totally. After he finished marrying A-Rod's daughters. (and yeah, I know where I'd like to be in that picture, too!)

I want to make a fairly tasteless/TMI-ish joke, but I shall not.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Restraint is often a good thing. I'm hoping Andy has a typical Andy year. For some reason this made me think of this brilliant post by my brother after game 6 of the world series.

lady gaganonymous said...

"I stopped calling the game in about the second inning. The Phillies steal the signs anyway, so I would just wait for someone to get on base, give them the finger, and then set up and wait for Andy to throw the ball."

Hahahah I know it's a joke but Posada WOULD do that.

My favorite Pettitte-related RJG post is this.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Haha, I had forgotten about that one.

Rich Mahogany said...

Some people say Andy won't get into the Hall of Fame. And those people are probably right, even if they are dumb. So I think when Andy retires, he should go into the Palace of Pettitte, which would be nicer than a Hall anyway. I'm sure the Yankees have an extra $75 million available to construct said palace. It's the least they could do.

lady gaganonymous said...

No one loves Andy more than I do (well maybe Ms. Pettitte and his various children), but he doesn't deserve to go to the Hall unless he puts up like three/four more years of insane production, which he probably won't. He'll get votes but he doesn't really deserve them.

He's always welcome in the Palace of Pettitte, though. And by the Palace of Pettitte I mean... I am not going to complete that sentence is what I mean.

Dylan Murphy said...

Andy won't get into the HoF, but the standards for the HoF name are way too low in my opinion.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I agree. Like when they start letting bloggers into the hall of fame, I'm sure we'll get votes, and that just shows there's a flaw in the system.

lady gaganonymous said...

I'm in the Hall of Fame. Then again, I'm actually Jim Rice. When I'm not insulting Manny, A-Rod, and Jeter, I spend all my time on random Yankee blogs and laughing at Mike Lupica. Shhh!!!

Fred Trigger said...

Jim Rice is the primary reason why they should just let everyone in the Hall of Fame. What a joke. I still love the article where he calls Zach Greinke "good, not great." Really Jim? Those are pretty ballsy words coming from a borderline hall of famer. Then there was the episode where he was hating on Derek Jeter......ugh, now I'm getting carried away, so I'm going to stop.

Rich Mahogany said...

Greinke is "good, not great" in Jim Rice World because pitchers have to win 20 games to be great there. Strangely, Jim Rice himself is merely "good, not great" in Jim Rice World.

lady gaganonymous said...

Hey Fred, you jerk, you've never REALLY PLAYED THE GAME. Yeah that Greinke kid was okay last year, but his FEAR+ was a rather lackluster 72.

Also, Jeter wears a baggy uniform and is therefore a disgrace to the game.

Love,
Jim Rice

PS. Jacoby Ellsbury for the Hall of Fame Class of 2015!

Fred Trigger said...

I actually did a takedown of that article last year. The comments it generated were.....interesting. Basically, it turned into a "Should Dick Allen be in the HOF" debate.

Fred Trigger said...

Yes but, his PEDP+ was a stellar 289.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Not to change the subject, but Joe Morgan's really gonna hate the Yankees now.

lady gaganonymous said...

"behind Dream Matchup World Series MVP Pettitte"

mmm mmm mmm.

Rich Mahogany said...

The Yankees are so good, they can beat time travelers.

lady gaganonymous said...

I should add that Pettitte is the MVP of a lot of my dreams

Fred Trigger said...

I used to despise that look Pettite gave before he threw a pitch. I dont know, there was something about it that annoyed me. What say you guys about a live blog opening day, for oldtimes sake?

lady gaganonymous said...

I used to despise that look Pettite gave before he threw a pitch. I dont know, there was something about it that annoyed me.

Yeah well I despise you. There is something about you that annoys me.

(I kid, Fred. Don't mess with my boy, though.)