Andy Pettitte: Man of Mystery

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Buster Olney on the return of Andy Pettitte:

The Yankees have structured Pettitte’s comeback in such a way that the
Rays will not get a last look at the veteran before the start of the
playoffs.

Andy Pettitte has pitched in 526 baseball games over the past 16 seasons. 31 of those games have come against the Rays. He hasn’t altered his pitching style since the first day I laid eyes on him. The only pitcher with whom the Rays are likely to have a greater familiarity is whoever throws BP at Tropicana Field.

Know what? I think a “last look at the veteran before the start of the playoffs” wouldn’t matter all that much.