The two had much kinder words Friday, according to Gomez.
"I go outside and he was hitting, and he said, 'Hey, my man!' I come, talk to him, and he says, 'No hard feelings,'" Gomez said. "I said, 'Neither on my side. You did your job, I feel like it was necessary to do this. I didn't mean to disrespect the Braves. [It was not to] you, personally. I wanted to send a message to Maholm, just to him. … It's in the past. I respect you and I like to see you play because you're the one who played the game right, protect your teammates. I love watching you play. So just have fun today.'
"He said, 'Yeah, yeah, I'm the same way. I like to see you play. I think you're an awesome guy and you did the right thing after the game [by showing] respect and not going crazy. We respect that. I think it's over.'
"He gave me a hug. I gave him a hug. Everything is past."
McCann expressed a similar sentiment after a 5-3 Yankees win.
"There's no hard feelings between me and him," he said. "We shook each other's hands before the game and I told him I respect him as a ballplayer. I think he's great. He's a perennial All-Star in this game. He plays the game hard."
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