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Why struggling Pettitte won't change

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07:15 AM ET 05.10 | Andy Pettitte has been here before, sort of. The last time a struggling [Pettitte] tinkered with something was 1999 -- when searching to find himself in a miserable start against the White Sox in Chicago, he dropped his arm into sidearm position. Since then, Pettitte hasn't gone into the laboratory to fix things when trouble surfaces. So, it is not a surprise the veteran lefty hasn't toyed with a new delivery, release point or a change in strategy as he attempts to put an end to a two-game slide that has been caused by a misbehaving cut fastball. "I feel like the only thing I can do is work through it," said Pettitte. ... "It's been so long [since he tinkered] that I can't remember. I just have to work through it."

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May 10, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Maybe because he's 82 years old?

May 10, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Maybe because he's 82 years old?

who is 82?
#1's roomate's mother or Pettitte?

May 10, 2013  08:59 AM ET

It was a fine line he has been walking regardless, and if the Ump does not give him that pitch off the plate then it can get ugly in a hurry. If he cannot fix it, then I hope he does the right thing and walks away from the game during the season. He has nothing left to prove.

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May 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET

When you are 40+, tinkering with your delivery is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Father Time always wins regardless.

May 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe because he's 82 years old?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
this

May 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^this

Morning Sarge!

May 10, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Morning Sarge!

Morning moose.

May 10, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Morning moose.

morning, Johnboy.

May 10, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Morning moose.

Morning Clem

May 10, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Morning Clem

Not much activity around here today.

May 10, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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or start licking those deer antlers to get some more mph on the fastball

For the $10 million he is getting, that should have been in the contract.

May 10, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Morning Sarge!

Good morning......

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May 10, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Lucas Duda........7 HRS.....6 RBI's..........how is this possible.....I'll tell us how...for every 10 strikeouts they take away an RBI......(what a great new rule what do you think??)........:)

May 10, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Lucas Duda........7 HRS.....6 RBI's..........how is this possible.....I'll tell us how...for every 10 strikeouts they take away an RBI......(what a great new rule what do you think??)........:)

***you how***

May 10, 2013  10:07 AM ET

New York Daily News story has the Mets trading Ike Davis for an outfielder and putting Duda at first....this year Davis has "I can't hit for **** disease".......

May 10, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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Lucas Duda........7 HRS.....6 RBI's..........how is this possible.....I'll tell us how...for every 10 strikeouts they take away an RBI......(what a great new rule what do you think??)........:)

A typo most likely.

 
May 10, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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New York Daily News story has the Mets trading Ike Davis for an outfielder and putting Duda at first....this year Davis has "I can't hit for **** disease".......

You don't get a lot for a power hitter when he's in a slump. I would be surprised to see him moved right now.

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