Andy Pettitte, the 38-year-old pitcher, says he is unsure when he will reach a decision on whether or not to continue playing. The veteran left-hander is the biggest story in the New York baseball world, but the always-humble Pettitte does not see it that way. He has maintained a low profile this winter, and was annoyed when a reporter showed up on his doorstep.
"I don't want to be a story," he said. "I really don't want [the Yankees] to worry about me. I just want them to go, just go on."
Poem: Protestations of Pettitte
Why are reporters amassed at my door?
So asks Yanks' retiring
All this attention I truly abhor
Proclaims the left-handed Zsa Zsa Gabor
I'd rather be a nameless clerk in a store
Anonymous tanner, alone at the shore
Now watch me build the suspense a bit more
Says arm ambivalent Zsa Zsa Gabor