Cubs beer tosser apologizes

CHICAGO (AP) - August 15, 2009 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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