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Money talks ... when Pettitte doesn't

Hit by a pregame line drive, Andy Pettitte was affected more than he was willing to admit, writes Buster Olney.

Originally Published: October 12, 2005
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

ST. LOUIS -- Andy Pettitte is an All-Star pitcher, but he would be a terrible poker player, someone who betrays his feelings without saying a word. When reporters started rattling off questions about how a freak pregame injury might have affected him in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series, Pettitte shoved his left hand into his pants pocket.

And he started shaking some coins.

Did the knee bother you, Andy? Jingle, jingle. "We took care of it," he said, dismissively. "I was just ...

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