As much as I have complained on this blog about public figures who issue phony apologies, it's worth recognizing that some of them are capable of truly apologizing.
This was Young's apology:
"I sincerely regret my actions in the game yesterday. Regrettably, in the heat of the competition my emotions got the better of me.Wow. His apology didn't contain a single "if." Amazing.
"My behaviour was completely unacceptable. I want everyone to know that I recognize that it is never right to throw a bat and I certainly never intended for the bat to make contact with the umpire. Nevertheless, I owe an apology to my team, the fans and most importantly to the umpire, for the incident. I am sorry."