During the month of October we made a suggestion that perhaps Brett Favre should retire, again, before the end of the regular season. Too bad for Favre he didn't have Andy Pettitte to advise him on how to leave the game the first time he retired. Today, even with some lingering doubts, Pettitte went into the Yankees press room and handled the situation with grace.
Pettitte explained he felt an obligation to return after Cliff Lee signed with the Phillies and so he started working out in preparation for this season. But while he felt fine physically, he lacked the "hunger" to pitch again. Even though he had told his wife as recent as two weeks ago that he would come back to the Yankees one more time, it became clear to him that his heart wasn't in it.
Here are some highlights from the press conference.