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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Al B. Al: The Pettitte Edition


Al. B. Al is a recurring feature of the blog in which we highlight the wit and wisdom of Alex Rodriguez and his singular way of expressing himself. All dialogue is guaranteed verbatim.

Today's edition of Al B. Al arose out of a question by Herrmann of Newsday, who asked, simply, "What makes Andy Pettitte a good teammate?''

Al B. Al: "If there are six boxes you want to check on a baseball player he checks all six of them with an A+, from his Navy Seals work ethic to his high character to his game pitchability to what he means to CC and four nights out of the week just being in his right ear for nine innings. The demands of excellence are one like I’ve never seen before.''