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Pettitte sounds very much content in retirement

Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees laughs

Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees laughs during batting practice before Game 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Nov. 1, 2009) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The day he retired Andy Pettitte didn't at all sound like an athlete conflicted, with a heart telling him to do two different things.

He said he didn't think he'd be pining to pitch again and, in his first interview since his retirement press conference, the lefthander repeated as much.

"I'm not dying to be playing baseball right now," Pettitte said Monday on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN 1050. "I'm absolutely loving being home."

Just as he predicted before spring training when he said he was looking forward to heading home to Deer Park, Texas and "just being a dad." 

"The only thing that would make me pitch again is if I felt this season was over and I felt that I needed to pray and really consider making a decision about changing what I'm doing right now," Pettitte told Kay. "If I missed it so much and I felt in my heart like that was the thing I need to do, I would try to start thinking about it and start considering it again.

"But I'm just telling you right now, I don't think I will ever pitch again."



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