Cubs beer tosser apologizes

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image espn"><span>ESPN</span></div><span class="caption-text">There was a scary moment in the bottom of the fifth inning during Wednesday night&#39;s Phillies, Cubs game. &#40;ESPN&#41;</span></div>
August 15, 2009 7:28:27 PM PDT
The Chicago Cubs fan accused of pelting Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino with a beer says he's sorry, and hopes his fellow fans can forgive him. Johnny Macchione says he got caught up in "the heat of the moment" and that there is no excuse for how he acted during the Cubs-Phillies game on Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old from the western Chicago suburb of Bartlett, Ill., was charged with two misdemeanor counts after the beer flew out of the stands and hit Victorino, who was trying to catch a fly ball. The Phillies won the game 12-5.

Macchione tells The Chicago Tribune that he wants to extend a sincere apology to Victorino, and says he's a great player. He also says if he could take back his actions, he would.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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