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Comeback credo: No hurry, no worry

Cone rushed it, but Pettitte can pace himself as he returns from retirement

Updated: March 19, 2012, 7:19 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees' former postseason star retired at 38. After so many successful Octobers, he left the mound, thinking he would never want to return. But after one year away, spring training enticed him as if it were the irresistible aroma of an old flame's perfume.

David Cone in 2003 was Andy Pettitte in 2012.

"It is a powerful lure to think about a comeback, and I know what Andy is thinking right now," Cone told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday. "I certainly went ...

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