NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens had waited too long not to savor every moment of this glorious night.
With the final out of the World Series, he bolted for the mound and, flanked by two of his sons, grabbed manager Joe Torre in a bear hug and found it hard to let go.
Then, while his New York Yankees teammates were still dousing each other with champagne, Clemens sprinted back out to the field, climbed on the dugout roof and ran up and down, slapping every outstretched hand in the front row.
The Rocket had landed. The ring was his.