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John Rocker Apologizes to New York, Throws 18 Pitches in Braves Victory Over MetsAired June 30, 2000 - 1:21 p.m. ET
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LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: Atlanta Brave John Rocker took the pitcher's mound in New York for the first time since that controversial magazine interview he did.
How did things go? Let's check in with CNN's Frank Buckley up at Shea Stadium -- Frank.
FRANK BUCKLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Lou, fans here at Shea Stadium got what they were hoping for last night here at this stadium. They had a chance to see John Rocker pitch and they had a chance to vent on John Rocker.
Rocker sprinted into the game last night in the 8th inning. He was met with a chorus of boos and yelling. But worries about violence breaking out were unfounded. Police did make two arrests, the most serious being a person who tried to enter the visiting bullpen. But the vast majority of the 46,000 people at Shea last night confined their upset over Rocker's disparaging remarks to boos.
Rocker apologized to New York in remarks before the game, remarks that were played over a big-screen TV inside the stadium. But that also was booed by the fans.
Rocker pitched only 18 pitches last night and retired the side. That means that it's possible that he could reappear here at Shea Stadium once again tonight. It is a sellout crowd that is anticipated here at Shea Stadium. And police say, as a result, they plan to maintain the same security force that they had in place here last night, which is close to 700 police officers here for security.
Frank Buckley, CNN, reporting live from New York.
NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: All right, we're all OK so far.
WATERS: Glad that's over, yes.
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