Long Island Duck John Rocker, as tracked down in Alpharetta, GA by the New York Post’s Brian Costello.

“I don’t have any ill feelings (toward New York), and it would be nice to think that the New York people can be as mature as I think I am now and bury the hatchet and move on.

“Everybody is a lot different person at 24 than they are at 30, There’s been a lot of growing that’s been done, a lot of maturing that’s been done.”

Apparently, it isn’t necessary for Rocker to repudiate the sentiments expressed in his fateful 2000 Sports Illustrated interview. Just so long as we know he’s mature and willing to bury the hatchet, everthing’s cool.