You'll be sorry

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You'll be sorry

By Adam Hart
CSNNE.com

Apologies. They're the worst, aren't they?
Remember that thing I did? Really sorry I did it.

No, you're not. Nobody's ever truly sorry. But the sports world would like to think so, and we've reached DEFCON 1 as far as that goes.

Bill Belichick's not apologizing in the right manner. Maurice Jones-Drew's not apologizing -- at all. And Washington City Paper is defiantly unapologetic for making Redskins owner Dan Snyder sad.

Enough is enough. Rice is also rice, but that's not important right now.

WGS has literally spent minutes handcrafting apologies for those in sports who most need to deliver them. One can only hope and pray they actually recite these publicly. FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN, RECITE THEM PUBLICLY!

John Henry

This is all my fault. I'm sorry, but I should've gotten into soccer much earlier than this. Haven't owned Liverpool for even one year, and we've already executed one of the great public relations moves of my career; all by transferring world-class striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea for 80 million and replacing him for 13 million. Can't wait to tell my hedge fund buddies about this one. Don't want to bore you with the details, but we turned a fan favorite into the opposite, and turned ownership from that very opposite into a fan favorite. Oh, yes. Owning a soccer team club is most exhilarating.

Rick DiPietro

To all my fans, I'm really, really sorry I couldn't make it as a Rocket USA Bozo Bop Bag. He gets knocked over, but always bounces back to his feet. I have a lot to learn about becoming a Rocket USA Bozo Bop Bag. In time, I hope to prove as well-balanced as a child's toy.

Chris Bosh

Look, I'm really sorry for pretending to be tough. It was LeBron's idea, not mine. Being the original thinker he is, he said, "Hey, C-Bosh. Why don't you start acting bad on the court. The Celtics do it and they're totally awesome." I'm not proud, but I did it. So, sorry for being a studio gangster.

Yes, I had to look up what "studio gangster" means.

LeBron James

Nike erases all traces of LeBron ever suggesting such an idea to Bosh.

Mark "Nacho" Sanchez

I've been thinking about this long and hard -- between nose pickings -- and I feel bad about lying before. Turns out I didn't need shoulder surgery to throw like a real man. Sure, you all saw me fling it against the Patriots. But a doctor even told me surgery was a stupid idea. Guess Coach Ryan did a good job fooling everybody with that injury report thingy . . . OH COOL, A FIRE TRUCK!

Gabe Wright

I apologize. ESPN really shouldn't have made a big deal out of National Signing Day, because the stars are high school kids -- poorly-advised, egocentric high school kids. Like me! Ahem . . . um . . . I mean, the stunt I pulled was funny. That kid with the dog was cool, too. But maybe next year they won't give such a grand stage to these athletes, most of whom will never live up to the hype . . . Hey! Wait a minute . . .

These apologies are WGS APPROVED.

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

BOSTON (AP)  Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners to earn their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

It was the third consecutive win for Rodriguez (4-1), who went six innings, gave up just five hits and struck out four while throwing a season-high 112 pitches. Craig Kimbrel earned his 13th save.

Rodriguez has pitched at least six innings in his last seven starts, going 4-0 in that span.

The only run support Rodriguez needed came in the second inning, when Hanley Ramirez scored on Josh Rutledge's RBI groundout. Boston added two more runs in the sixth, scoring on a wild pitch and passed ball.

Yovani Gallardo (2-5) took the loss. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, gave up seven hits and was responsible for all three of Boston's runs. Seattle has won just one of its last seven.

Meanwhile, Boston gave Rodriguez got lots of help from his defense. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a pair of nice plays, getting an outfield assist in the second and running down another ball on the warning track in the sixth.

In addition to the pitching miscues, the Mariners had all kinds of issues in the wet conditions, committing two fielding errors.

The Red Sox left 11 runners on base, leaving the door open for the Mariners to get back in the game. But Seattle couldn't capitalize, going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The Mariners also left seven runners stranded.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: LHP James Paxton (strained left forearm) was slated to make a rehab start Friday night in Double-A Arkansas. He has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 5. He could be activated for a start at the end of the month against Colorado.

Red Sox: Infielder Marco Hernandez will be out the remainder of the season after undergoing stabilization surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. Hernandez was placed on the disabled list May 4 with a left shoulder misalignment. The 24-year-old hit .276 with two RBI in 21 games. ... A night after he left the game with left knee pain, 2B Dustin Pedroia was held out Friday for what manager John Farrell said was "precautionary reasons" because of the wet playing surface.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Rob Whalen (0-2, 4.09 ERA in Triple-A Tacoma) will be making his major league start since last season with Atlanta. He will be 12th different starting pitcher the Mariners have used this season.

Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will be making his second major league start this year and third of his career.

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