Schilling's company gives RI bad check

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Schilling's company gives RI bad check

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The troubled video game company helmed by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling delivered a 1.1 million payment to Rhode Island Thursday -- but the state economic development agency returned the check after learning it would bounce.
38 Studios' failure to pay the amount when it was due May 1 has prompted worries about its solvency and the possibility the state might have to step in to pay its debts.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee had said Schilling's company -- which got a 75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010 -- planned to make the scheduled payment Thursday. He said the payment would be a "positive step."
38 Studios hand-delivered the check Thursday evening to the state's Economic Development Corp. It was returned after the company's chief financial officer acknowledged the company had insufficient funds to cover the payment.

Farrell on WEEI: Have not apologized to Eckersley

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Farrell on WEEI: Have not apologized to Eckersley

Red Sox manager John Farrell said today on WEEI's Dale and Holley Show that he has not apologized to Dennis Eckersley for the recent incident on a team flight in which David Price ripped into the Hall of Fame pitcher -- to the applause of some teammates -- for being too critical in his role as a team broadcaster.

“Yeah, that’s a no,” Farrell responded when asked specifically if he had apologized to Eck.

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According to Brooks Sutherland's story on WEEI.com, Farrell said he has spoken to Eckersley since the incident and has a "positive in a professional way" relationship with Eck.

Sutherland quoted Farrell as saying: “I’ve had interactions with Eck, yes. I have, yeah. Whether it’s been at the hotel, or whether it’s been at the ballpark, there’s been interactions there, yes . . . At the time when we did meet, which was down in Texas, as I mentioned, and then again in the ballpark there. I’m aware that people reached out to him the morning after the incident when we were headed in to Toronto. So, knowing that that was in place, you know, I followed with my conversations with Eck as I’ve always done. They’ve been cordial, there’s been professional respect on both side and I think my relationship with him is positive in a professional way.”

Farrell said he heard Price yelling at Price on the plane.

“You know at the time when it did happen,you heard some loud talk,” he said. “but I can’t say that that’s . . . you know there’s banter that goes back-and-forth that’s relatively calm, and I would say this was a different situation. I can’t say that the banter is in this nature. After it did take place, I know Eck came up to the front of the plane to talk to Dave Dombrowski and myself. Obviously outlined what took place and that’s why we met with David the next day in Toronto."