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Chuck Knoblauch Has a Problem with the Yankees Retiring Andy Pettitte’s Number

by: Esteban On  Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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On Sunday it was announced that the Yankees would retire the numbers of Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte, three of the most important figures from the Yankees dynasty that won five World Series titles in the late 90s and early 2000s.

One Yankees player from that era who isn’t getting his number retired? Chuck Knoblauch, the guy who forgot how to throw the ball to first base. And while I wouldn’t say Chuck’s jealous, he obviously has some unresolved issues with Andy Pettitte.

Check out this tweet:

On the surface it just looks like Chuck was criticizing Pettitte for using PEDs, which he did. But the thing is, Chuck also used PEDs. Both were named in the Mitchell Report, and both confessed in 2008.

Now, it could be that Knoblauch thinks he and all the other cheaters were wrong, and that none of them should be honored. And that would be fine. But his specific problem with Pettitte seems to have less to do with the fact that he cheated than with the way he admitted it:

Again, Knoblauch himself used the same PEDs that Pettitte used and admitted it at around the same time. So I’m not sure why he has a problem with the way in which Pettitte handled it.

Either way, it’s pretty hilarious that a guy who has been arrested on more than one occasion for assaulting women has the nerve to be critical of anyone for anything, let alone something as relatively trivial as cheating at baseball. But that’s just my opinion.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]



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