In case you missed it yesterday, the New York Yankees decided that they were going to retire three numbers this upcoming season. Although Jared Burton signed with the club, his number will not be retired. Andy Pettitte will in fact have his number retired though, and Chuck Knoblach is not a fan of it at all.
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The former Minnesota Twins great took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the way in which the Yankees handled Pettitte’s connection to steroid use. If you remember correctly, Andy Pettitte initially denied ever using steroids, only to be caught, and then apologize for his transgressions. Knoblach still is sour on the situation it appears.
To entertain Knoblach’s comments, odds are the Yankees won’t be hiding Pettitte’s jersey anywhere but Monument Park. On a serious note however, it sounds like Chuck Knoblach has an incredibly sour taste in his mouth.
Here’s the deal, Chuck Knoblach is probably the last person that should ever be publicly calling anyone out about their character. Despite being one of the greatest Twins ever, Knoblach missed the opportunity to be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame due to a domestic abuse case that landed him in trouble with the law last summer. Obviously we all make mistakes and do things we aren’t proud of, but when you’ve had your own dirty laundry exposed, you probably shouldn’t call others into question.
At any rate, the Yankees and their retiring of jersey numbers has gotten out of hand, and for that, the club should face some criticism.