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14 August 2009

Oh yeah, the Wrigley beer tosser? Still cooler than Bartman

 
Johnny Macchione, 21, was cited for battery and illegal conduct within a sports facility late Thursday. The college student's face had been splashed across the Internet and television after the team announced it had ejected the wrong man in the incident and was looking for the real culprit.
"Chicago Cubs, I'm sorry I disgraced you," Macchione said as he left Belmont Area police headquarters after being charged.
The Cubs organization and Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino filed a complaint with the Chicago police after the dousing. Macchione, who described himself as a lifelong Cubs fan, contacted detectives later that day and turned himself in.
The battery charge, the more serious of the two, carries a possible sentence of up to 364 days. If convicted, Macchione faces up to 180 days on the illegal conduct charge.
"It was a big mistake," he said. "I'd like to apologize to Shane Victorino. It really was nothing against him.
"... The courts will handle itself out, but I'm sorry for what I did."

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