Morris apologizes to Buchholz for spitball accusations

The Sports Xchange
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Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Jack Morris apologized to Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz a week after accusing him of throwing spitballs.
Morris, a 254-game winner, told ESPN Boston that he spoke to him before Friday night's game at Fenway Park.
"I told him I was sorry that I had taken attention away from what he was doing -- that's not what I was trying to do," Morris said. "I told him to have fun with it.
"We're cool. He was cool with it. That's all that matters to me. As long as he's cool with it, I don't care what anyone else thinks."
Morris said last week that after seeing video of the Red Sox 10-1 win over the Blue Jays on May 1, he was convinced that Buchholz was throwing a spitball.
Dirk Hayhurst, a former pitcher who is now an analyst for the Blue Jays, tweeted after the May 1 game that he "saw video of Buchholz loading the ball with some Eddie Harris worthy slick'em painted up his left forearm." He later told Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 The Fan that Buchholz was "absolutely" cheating.
Morris agreed with Hayhurst after seeing the video.
"I found out because the guys on the video camera showed it to me right after the game," Morris said last week. "I didn't see it during the game. They showed it to me and said, 'What do you think of this?' and I said, 'Well, he's throwing a spitter. Cause that's what it is."
Buchholz has denied the accusations.
"I'm doing the same thing right now as I did in 2008 when I was sent down to Double-A," Buchholz said last week. "But I guess something's got to be wrong, right?"
Buchholz is 6-0 with a 1.60 ERA this season.