Friday, November 14, 2014

Pettitte's Advice to A-Rod on How to Deal With a Steroid Scandal

Former Yankees Pitcher Andy Pettitte has broken his silence on Alex Rodriguez' steroid scandal.

The 42-year-old retiree, who last played Major League ball in 2013, said that Rodriguez should just admit his wrongdoings. Pettitte, who was cited in the Mitchell Report in 2007, essentially did the same thing after it came out that he had taken HGH in 2002, though he claimed he only did so to speed up the healing of an elbow injury.

"Just get everything out," Pettitte told ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews Thursday night. "Everything has to be out, otherwise it seems like something's always chasing you around. That’s just the best way to do things, I think, the easiest way to do things."

Pettitte played alongside Rodriguez from 2007-2010 and from 2012-2013, winning three division titles and a World Series with him during that time. He had three series-clinching victories in the 2009 playoffs, the same ones in which Rodriguez hit .365 with six home runs. 

"Whatever’s out, I hope it’s all out and he can move forward and be a productive player, because I care about him, I do," Pettitte said. "He's a friend of mine. Once you play with a guy and you get to know him, you spend time with him, you just love him and I do. I wish him nothing but the best."

As is likely the case with the rest of the Yankees family. Nonetheless, with the recent revelations that Rodriguez paid his cousin $900,000 to keep quiet before urinating on said cousin's floor, it'd be strange if a confession suddenly fixed everything here, regardless of how sincere it may be. 

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