HOUSTON -- Following the ceremony for Mariano Rivera on Sunday, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens embraced. It was really the first time they have had any social interaction since the Mitchell Report began their split in December 2007.
"It had been a long time," Pettitte said. "It was good to see him, for sure."
After the Mitchell Report, Clemens decided to fight the allegations, going to the Supreme Court in which he was found not guilty of perjury. Pettitte admitted his use and had to testify in various court cases, including in D.C. during the perjury trial.
"I didn't want to make a scene out there," Pettitte said. "I'm glad he said he yelled at me, 'Come over there and say hi to him.' I went over there and said hi to him. It was good."
WILL CANO GO: Robinson Cano said he is prepared to wait as long as it takes to decide on where he will play in the future. He very well might not decide until December.
"What else do I have to do?" Cano said.
NIX, NEXT YANKEES MANAGER: Joe Girardi toyed with the idea of having Rivera or Pettitte manage, but neither were very interested. Instead, Jayson Nix took command.
But only for the first nine innings.
"I was really mentally exhausted," Nix said.
Girardi thinks Nix could one day manage, while Nix said he hasn't thought that far ahead.
TORRE ON GIRARDI'S DECISION: "What he’s had to go through emotionally just trying to get a team on the field, I thought he did a remarkable job," said Joe Torre, who took part in the pregame ceremony for Rivrea. "It takes its toll, but his managing career is far from over in my opinion."