Red Sox pitcher uses bottle of booze to apologize to batter he beaned

Monday April 18th, 2016

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.”

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“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

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