During Wednesday’s airing of “Mike & Mike” on ESPN Radio, co-host Mike Greenberg asked former Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte what his reaction to former teammate Chuck Knoblauch’s tweet in response to the news that the Yankees were retiring Pettitte’s number 46.
Congrats to 46. Yankees retiring his number. Hopefully they don't retire it like his HGH testimony.
— Chuck Knoblauch (@chuckknoblauch) February 16, 2015
Pettitte says that this will not affect how he remembers Chuck or how he feels about him.
“Unfortunately, my kids told me about it, so that’s how I found out about it,” he said. “And I really didn’t even have a reaction other than I just, you know, other than I know that I had a very good relationship and I thought — I’d only seen Chuck a few times since he’s been retired, and I know that Katie came up and gave me a big hug and asked about my family and asked about my kids, my boys. The kids were – you know, when we played together were young boys and he treated them great and we had a wonderful relationship. I tried to, just like all the players I played with, that’s what I try to do is invest in relationships and building them up with my teammates. Me and Chuck had a great relationship. So if he feels differently about me now, it has no impact on how I remember Chuck and how I feel about Chuck.”
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