Andy Pettitte had an awfully nice run as a Yankee, no doubt, and that run coincided—not coincidentally—with the Yanks’ championship run of the 90s. That’s left a lot of positive feeling here in NY, and many fans anxious that his return might also mean a return to the glory days. I’m not so sure. His 4.2 NL era and history of elbow trouble is cause for concern. On the otherhand, the Yanks could use a lefty who has thrown 200-plus innings in the Majors over the past two years. And if he does go down, well, the minors are stocked. Stocked, perhaps, to the point that they can provide at very little cost the production that Pettitte will provide at a premium. With so many good arms on the rise, this is no time to clog up the rotation. And, frankly, Andy Pettitte has never been a favorite as a personality. He’s a gamer, sure, but his proselytizing for his fundamentalist views is, to me anyway, unseemly. More pertinently, he never evinced much love for NY, and he still doesn’t—he’s a good old country boy from Texas. When he was on the team, he lived in the burbs out in Westchester. (Or was it Jersey?) Of course there’s nothing wrong with living in the ‘burbs, but it’s nice to have so many of our current players calling the 5 boroughs home. If you’re not going to enjoy what this area has to offer, why move here? This is the greatest city in the world, right? Take it or leave it.