Greetings, it's your old pal McLean Stevenson here, the king of career choices. Being the king allows me to make fun of other people who are making bigger mistakes than I ever did. This is the part where I would link back to my own personal blog, but I don't update it because I have a life. Just kidding. It's because I'm dead, people. How do you still now get this?
Andy Pettitte – to coin a phrase from Johnny Dangerously – is trying to go legit. Pettitte read an apology for HGH use that probably even Amy Fisher felt was kind of insincere. Pettitte is going the anti-Pete Rose route by trying to be accountable for his actions.
And that’s what you always hear from sports broadcasters and writers; America is a forgiving culture. Admit that you are wrong and all is forgiven. Just look at Jason Giambi. He never hears steroids chants anymore.
The feeling is that Pettitte, because of his admission, will receive better treatment than his lover Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Eric Gagne and Rafael Palmeiro. And that’s true. Mainly because those guys are stars.
The thing that rubbed me the wrong way, however, as that Pettitte said that he didn’t use HGH to gain a competitive advantage. Uh, then why did he use it? Does he not know what HGH was supposed to do? Either Pettitte is still lying about his intentions or he is a complete moron.
The guy does play for the Yankees so the later isn’t out of the question.
Pettitte did point out that HGH was not banned from baseball. But obtaining it without a prescription is. Carrying a concealed handgun might not be against the rules of baseball, but that doesn’t mean you can gun down a runner after he hits one up the middle. Pettitte cheated to get ahead. Until he is willing to admit that much, I will have to give him a thumbs down.