A game of sorry

Is too much groveling taking the fun out of sports?

Updated: August 13, 2012, 8:09 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

MY FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES to cover have included Dennis Eckersley, David Ortiz, Ellis Burks, Jason Giambi, Shawn Springs, Johnny Damon, Orlando Hernandez, David Justice and Gary Sheffield. All were originals, unafraid to speak their mind. At a time when the apology has become the most annoying trend in professional sports, Josh Hamilton must be added to the list.

Two days into spring training, the Rangers outfielder gave a news conference unlike anything ...

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