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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Two rare apologies by pitchers for throwing at batters.

Throwing at a batter without apologizing means it was intentional. Friday, July 3, 2015

Two videos contain rare apologies by pitchers. Both are the innocuous "my bad".

8/5/14: Joba Chamberlain hits Derek Jeter with a pitch, then apologizes to his former teammate

8/12/14: Chris Young apologizes to Jose Bautista for throwing a pitch high and inside

Joba displays obvious and immediate remorse for hitting Jeter, especially since it happened in Yankee Stadium. Young is much more subtle about a previous unseen pitch that missed Bautista. In both cases an announcer tells us what the pitcher said.

Neither batter seems to acknowledge the gesture.

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