Epic Carnival | Where Sports and Pop Culture Collide: TOP 10 REASONS WHY ANDY PETTITTE CHOSE TO PLAY IN 2008


by DMtShooter, Five Tool Tool

With Yankees teammates Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada in attendance, along with two of his lawyers, Pettitte acknowledged he had considered not playing because of the ongoing situation.

"That wouldn't be the thing to do as a man. I felt like I needed to come out and face you guys and whatever circumstances that come I'll take it, I'll take it like a man and I'll try to do my job," he said. -- Associated Press
10. Misremembers liking Roger Clemens in the first place

9. Going to be awfully difficult to get the 99 wins he needs to 300 by, um, not pitching

8. After being excused from humiliating and degrading Congressional testimony by snitching, seemed a shame to not compound the awkwardness by going out there every fifth day

7. Already scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the ALDS, as per league and network requirement

6. Really interested in finally working with a manager that's a proven winner

5. Knows that with just a few quality starts, he'll be sure to have the New York fans behind him all year

4. Needs something to do before being dragged into that incredibly awkward Clemens v. McNamee civil suit

3. By coming clean now, should completely fool the media into not checking into his use of pineal glands from endangered monkeys

2. His "death glare stare" just doesn't seem to intimidate people who aren't wearing baseball uniforms

1. Um, he's got sixteen million reasons before taxes

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