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Andy Pettitte throws out the first pitch, is definitely still retired

Andy Pettitte

Former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, now retired, throws out the ceremonial first pitch for Game 2 of baseball’s American League Division Series between the Yankees and the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


Andy Pettitte threw out of the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium yesterday and naturally the reporters on hand asked him about retirement.

Pettitte admitted that “there’s no doubt” he’s thought about pitching again, but then added:

I don’t know if that will ever go away. When I’m away ... not thinking about playing or thinking about the games, I’m just so content. It’s just been awesome. Retirement’s been everything I thought it would be. The desire is not there. The same desire that made me go home is the same desire to play. Again, like I’ve said, unless God works a miracle and gives me that desire to do that, I don’t see any chance.

Instead he settled for throwing a pitch to longtime batterymate and current Yankees designated hitter Jorge Posada, who’s actually a year older than Pettitte.