Andy Pettite is Losing his Mind
(Not without reason)
“I didn’t feel like I hesitated for that long for a guy to be able to steal home on me,” Pettitte said. “Unless I’m losing my mind, I thought the umpire threw his hands up in the air, too. I’m not real sure.
That was your catcher, Andy. But you’re not alone- my behaviour after that play would have been enough to have me checked in to any one of a number of institutions with nice padded walls and bars on the windows.
Pettitte said he hesitated for a split second because he thought the umpire had called a balk.
No, he didn’t. If you look at the replay (it’s coming…@#$@# Tivo downloads like molassses), he looks over to first, and then obviously hears Posada or sees Phelps because he steps off before he looks back to the plate and throws home.
“I didn’t feel like I hesitated for that long for a guy to be able to steal home on me,” Pettitte said. “He must have been a way off third base.
Strike 3…he wasn’t really that far off (and was pretty nonchalant about the whole thing). It happened because Butterfield told the entire team before the game that you were subsceptible to the steal of home. I’ll bet you’re the only one in the league that doesn’t know you look over at first too long.
Q: Was that humiliating theft of a win more of a thrill than Vernon pounding one into the seats to win it off Rivera last year?