Friday, February 11, 2011

Andy Pettitte Retires

One Yankee down, 3 more to go before we can finally put the 1996-2000 seasons out of memory. Andy Pettitte confirmed his retirement, leaving only Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada the remaining members of the Yankees teams that won four championships in five seasons between 96-00.

Pettitte said his heart just wasn't in it. I'll tell you why. Diminishing Marginal Utility. In economics, diminishing marginal utility states that as a person increases consumption of a product, there is a decline in the marginal utility (happiness) that person derives from consuming each additional unit of that product. Apply that to Andy Pettitte: As Andy increased the amount of Championships won, there was a decline in the happiness he received from winning each additional Championship until the idea of winning another Championship promoted little to no happiness in light of the effort he would have to put forth to earn one. While this is just a theory, can I say, "must be rough."

While, from what I read, I can see that Andy Pettitte is a pretty classy guy, he is still a Yankee to me. You know how that saying goes... Minnesota bias. Or... is it Minnesota nice?

Andy Pettitte

Another one bites the dust.

1 comment:

  1. "Another one bites the dust" it. haha