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'It was storybook like'

Andy Pettitte didn't need to push Roger Clemens' signing with Houston, they just knew it was right.

Originally Published: February 17, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

HOUSTON -- The question hung over them, a blimpish issue that was hard to ignore. But for more than a week in early January, Andy Pettitte tried to enjoy his shared family vacation with Roger Clemens in Hawaii, and resisted the urge to ask Clemens if he was going to pitch again.

They played golf, jogged in the sunshine, hauled their kids around Maui, and for more than a week, they did not talk about retirement or a comeback. The issue was much too personal, Pettitte thought, for him ...

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