"The three years were great here, there's no doubt about it. But at this point in my career, it'll be New York or it'll be nowhere for sure. (I) just feel like I've done too many things up there and too many special things up there with that group of guys for too many years, not to finish it up ... up there," he said.Hopefully he has another year left. As I've said many times, it looks like the Yankees are really going to need Andy next year.
Pettitte has no timetable about when he'll make his decision, but he did make it clear if he pitches in 2011, it will be his last season. Period.
"I'm just going to wait and see what my heart wants me to do. Right now, I can tell you my heart's right here in Deer Park. If something happens and I play one more year that would be it. It would be one more year and that would be it," he said.
He says, right now, he just wants to relax and enjoy the family and then he'll figure out his situation for next year.
But he says,"my kids are getting older and one's going to be out of high school real soon, and I'm not going to miss his whole high school. I want to be able to be here and see some of his stuff and you can't see his stuff playing major league baseball. I just feel like a have a big responsibility here. I have three boys. I feel like I need to be around and raise them and I feel like we're getting to that point where it's the crucial ages of their lives that I need to be around a little bit more."
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tags: Andy Pettitte