Yankees' Game 2 win is just tough luck

Bombers are fortunate The Boss never traded tenacious Andy Pettitte years ago

Updated: October 8, 2010, 5:19 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andy Pettitte was making the Minnesota Twins look smaller than a rosin bag with his fastball, cutter and curve, and it was a crying shame George M. Steinbrenner III was not around to see it.

In the summer of '99, Steinbrenner nearly traded Pettitte to the Phillies because he thought the left-hander was a little too sensitive and a lot too soft. Brian Cashman and Joe Torre talked The Boss off the deal, and all these years later the New York Yankees are a far stronger ...

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