HOUSTON -- It was just the way New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter wanted it Wednesday night in the first of his dozens of ceremonial farewell celebrations.
Short, sweet and simple.
In a ceremony that lasted only five minutes, without a single speech, Jeter was presented with a pair of cowboy boots with No. 2 engraved on them, a Stetson cowboy hat and a set of golf clubs. They were presented by his three Houston-area former teammates, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Mike Stanton, along with several area-pro golfers such as Mark O'Meara.
"The guys were trying to get me to wear the boots and the hat. I'll wear the boots and the hat while I golf with the golf clubs,'' Jeter said after the game. "If I can combine all of them.''
The Houston Astros showed a highlight video of Jeter, and after the hugs and handshakes and presents, it was over.
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Jeter ran back onto the field to resume stretching with his Yankee teammates.
It's exactly the way Jeter wants it, manager Joe Girardi and Jeter's teammates say, knowing he can't take as much time as Mariano Rivera's celebrations last year since he's a position player and not a closer.
"It was different for Mo,'' Girardi said. "He could go inside for five innings (after the ceremony). Derek has go to out and play. As a player, you don't like to have your routine altered.
"If it's a problem, he'll have to make an adjustment.''
The Astros, after honoring Jeter, also made sure to honor him before his first at-bat. The entire bench left the dugout and stood in front of the railing and clapped in appreciation, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Jeter, who appeared a bit taken aback, stepped out of the box and tipped his cap to the crowd.
"It'll be really interesting to see how they'll be different,'' Girardi said of the celebrations between Jeter and Rivera. "I'm sure (Jeter) he won't get a chair of broken bats.''
If nothing else, the ceremony was actually a little more sedate compared to his lunch date Tuesday.
Jeter joined former president George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara, Clemens, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and former NFL players Ray Childress and linebacker Winfred Tubbs.
They ate at the restaurant Katch 22, owned by Clemens' son, Kory, who's a chef.
"It was pretty nice,'' Jeter said.
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