Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Astros plan to honor Pettitte, Rivera

The New York Daily News is reporting (in an article that says Andy Pettitte will be deposed in Manhattan tomorrow regarding the Brian McNamee/Roger Clemens lawsuit - but that's not the point) that the Astros are planning to honor Andy Pettitte at some point this weekend - but not on Friday, when Pettitte will make his final start. Also, the Astros will honor Mariano Rivera before Sunday's game.

The Yankee lefty will then pitch his final regular-season game in Houston on Friday, and his former club is hoping to honor Pettitte on Saturday or Sunday. The Astros are already planning a pregame ceremony for Pettitte’s Hall of Fame-bound teammate, Mariano Rivera, on Sunday, an event that Clemens is expected to attend, which may make for an awkward reunion.