Andy Pettitte knows what it feels like to be caught using performance enhancing drugs. Sure, the reason he used them was a completely different reason from how Alex Rodriguez used them, but the feeling of being caught has been there for the both of them. The same situation, but with different outcomes; Andy Pettitte admitted his wrongdoing and apologized, earning sympathy and forgiveness from majority of the Yankees fan base. Alex Rodriguez continued to lie about his PED use until reports from the DEA confirmed Rodriguez admitted to using steroids under oath.
So with the truth of Rodriguez using PED’s surfacing around Major League Baseball, what does Andy Pettitte think Rodriguez should do?
“Just get everything out,” Pettitte said of Rodriguez while attending the 12th annual Safe At Home Foundation gala. “You know what I’m saying? Everything has to be out, or it seems like something’s always chasing you around. That’s just the best way to do things, I think, the easiest way to do things.”
You’ve heard of the saying, “the truth shall set you free”, and in Pettitte’s case it worked for him. Rodriguez on the other hand is going to have a tough time earning redemption considering he’s lied about it for so long. But the only thing Rodriguez can do at this point is apologize to the fan base for lying about it for so long. There’s no use in denying it, especially with the truth out in the open.