This guy was a big-time money pitcher who could always be counted on in a big spot, not to mention a standup guy. Watching him pitch for the Yankees was such a joy and a privilege. The kind of player and pitcher he was, is a dying breed, there aren't many guys like him left. Big time arm, without the big mouth (Schilling) or shitty attitude (Randy Johnson); yet still colorful enough in his own special way.
No other pitcher in pinstripes will ever do #36 justice.
I read recently he and his wife had their first child, a boy. Hopefully he's enjoying retirement and might even come back to YES one day and save us from Al Leiter and Jim Kaat.