While appearing on Michael Kay’s radio show yesterday Andy Pettitte made it very clear that he has no plans to come out of retirement, saying: “I don’t think I will ever pitch again.”
Pettitte added that he’s “not dying to be playing baseball right now” and is “absolutely loving being home.”
He left the door open just slightly, basically giving a “never say never” answer when pressed further, but also explained that “I’m not playing baseball this year” and “I’m committed to my family, I’m where in my heart I need to be.”
Pettitte retired at age 38 after going 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts for the Yankees last season.
On Sunday morning, the Padres planned to take a bus from their hotel in San Francisco to AT&T Park ahead of their afternoon game. The bus never showed. MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports that team director of player and staff services TJ Lasita flagged down an empty San Francisco tour bus, negotiated a rate, and got his players an impromptu ride to the ballpark.
The Padres’ Twitter account and Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted pictures and video:
The Padres and Giants are playing the rubber match of their three-game series this afternoon. The Padres will then travel to Arlington for a series with the Rangers. The Giants will welcome the Rockies.