Corey Black is a longshot to make the Cubs' roster. He was just a guy happy to be in camp, showing off for the mucky-mucks and Joe Maddon, but now he's the pitcher who screwed up the start of the Giants' season. Black was emotional about the incident, and he reached out to Hunter Pence on Twitter.
Lost for words. Hope you heal fast @hunterpence hitting someone is never a good feeling. Hurting someone is even worse.— Corey Black (@CblackCHC) March 6, 2015
Pence could have responded with "You dick" or "I'm a eat your nose" or "Son, you aren't even verified on Twitter.com, so I have nothing to say to you." Instead, he was gracious, possibly because he's one of the most likeable players in baseball.
@CblackCHC It happens my friend. Thanks for the concern, it's a part of the game we love. No slowing down!— Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) March 6, 2015
That's how apologies are made in 2015. Pence is moving on to bigger concerns.
"The saddest part is I really can't comb my hair, so I apologize for what I look like." #sfgiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 6, 2015
Yes, I imagine that's always been priority A-1 for Pence, so best of luck to him. Best of luck to him with the arm thing, too.