First, we get the obligatory disclaimer out of the way: The Blue Jays stink, they've got nothing to play for, Brett Lawrie was the only guy they sent to the plate hitting better than .243, and the last five guys in their lineup had as many homers combined as Raul Ibanez.

Enough on that. You can only pitch to the guys they send up. So there wasn't much to spoil this intimate reunion between Andy Pettitte and a few of his close friends Wednesday, and his first start in 12 weeks went according to Hoyle if you consult his manager and the 10,000 work-shirkers in the seats.

His own checklist?

That's another story.