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Trevor Hoffman apologized to his teammates

Sep 9, 2010, 1:02 PM EDT

Trevor Hoffman was carried off the field in triumph after getting his 600th save on Tuesday night. But humility — not glory — was the order of the day in the clubhouse afterward:

Before thanking his teammates for their support and camaraderie,
Hoffman did a stunning thing, something that caught many by surprise. He
apologized to them.

Imagine that. A player reaches a pinnacle no other has accomplished and feels compelled to begin his speech with “I’m sorry.”

“He said, ‘I’m sorry I put the team in a bind at the start of the year. I take full responsibility,’ ” said Melvin.

The Brewers’ poor season had many fathers — Hoffman included — but it’s something else to see someone specifically own up to it.

Someone buy that man a Double-Double Animal Style

  1. Wooden U Lykteneau - Sep 9, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Anyone who read “The Bullpen Diaries” is not surprised by this.

  2. GP - Sep 9, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Neither is anyone who’s been a Padres fan for the past umpteen years.

  3. Jonny5 - Sep 9, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    You have made me crave this double animal style burger. I curse you for this. Curses!

  4. Pisano - Sep 10, 2010 at 1:15 AM

    A great reliever in his day , but it’s time for him to retire . Why hurt his image like he almost did this year ? It’s always better to leave too soon rather than too late . Trevor, it’s time , keep your image in tact .

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