Monday, February 18, 2008

overheard: a plea for the revitalization of evangelical ethics*

reporter: andy, anyone who follows you and knows you realizes that you are a man of faith. can you talk about how your faith influenced your decision to use HGH and maybe how your faith has sustained you during this hard time?

pettitte: i felt like it was the right thing to do in my heart. that might be hard for some to far as my faith, i felt good about it when i started. but then i felt bad once i started far as how my faith has sustained me through all this, i know in my heart why i did things. i've tried to live my life in a certain way and i know i'll have to stand before God some day.

reporter: andy, can you tell us how you felt using it a second time? you've explained how bad it made you feel the first time, so why did you take it a second?

pettitte: i felt stupid, and desperate.

* please note: the text above is a summary and should not be read as an exact quote. i tried to correctly record the question and response while the press conference was taking place. i apologize for any errors.


Anonymous said...

I think Andy "misremembered" Jesus during the HGH.

Still, why no one's gone after Selig as the mastermind in all this continues to astound me.

Kevin Smith Clark

g13 said...

a comment from another espn commenter pretty much sums up my perspective on the matter:

"I'm a cheater, but at least I confessed. The good thing of course is that I get to keep all the money I made. Thanks, gotta hit a bible meeting."

selig is definitely culpable. he pretty much admitted as much in early january when he and fehr stood before congress. i don't know if the term "mastermind" is fitting, but he definitely did not compel due diligence on mlb's part.

on another note: when you going to write me some content lunchbox? the public is clamoring for ya.

james said...

"misremembered" - that was the term I read which i could not recall...

thank you kevin clark smith!

Anonymous said...

Okay, mastermind may be too much, but historically speaking, something had to rescue MLB from the '94 strike. One can't deny that the McGwire-Sosa longball fests of 98 and 99 brought an added boost, and exponentially increased profits (kinda like Exxon).

So why would Selig (a profit-sharing owner, mind you) screw himself by cracking down on juicers when these guys are hitting 50+ homers a year? It's bad business...good ethics, but bad business.

Kevin Smith Clark