"While Houston offered more convenience for Pettitte, he loved being a Yankee and decided against a bombshell
- $54-million offer from the Red Sox three years ago because he couldn't stand the idea of competing against Jeter, Jorge Posada and the other Yankees he grew up with." from SI.com, Jon Heyman, 12/9/06
This fact is unknown to the great unwashed. I was stunned again today at the profound media bias and/or ignorance about the Yankees. This reality has been mocked and ridiculed to such an extent that its tellers have been beaten into submission, cowering in a corner. (Hoping to eventually become voting members of the BBWAA, they know they'll never make it by telling the truth about the Yankees. So they keep silent).
In a report on XM tonight, the Pettitte story wasn't leading, of course, nor was it a lush, produced vignette, but read by what sounded like a 10 year old boy who announced the Pettitte move was,
- "OF COURSE OVERSHADOWED BY THE FACT THAT ROGER CLEMENS" might still be in the offing. God help me. GET THIS, YOU MORONS:
- THIS IS ABOUT ANDY PETTITTE. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT ROGER CLEMENS. ANDY IS "OF COURSE OVERSHADOWED" BY NO ONE. Who are you shilling for with this garbage? IT'S THE FANS' GAME, NOT THE MEDIA MAFIA'S. THAT REPORT SUPPOSEDLY ABOUT ANDY PETTITTE WAS AT THE VERY LEAST RUDE AND TOTALLY FALSE.