Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello had a scary moment on Sunday when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, but Wright came up with a good way to apologize.
According to the Associated Press, Colabello arrived in the clubhouse on Monday morning and saw Wright had left “a large bottle of liquor” as a mea culpa.
“He didn’t have to,” Colabello said. “I’m sure that’s not cheap, too.”
“He went above and beyond in my eyes,” he continued. “It was pretty obvious there was no intent. You could see by his reaction.”
Wright is a knuckleballer but the pitch that plunked Colabello was an 87 mph fastball. Colabello hasn’t exhibited any concussion symptoms, thankfully, so he can start enjoying Wright’s gift.
- Dan Gartland