SEATTLE (AP) – The latest on Mariner Bret Boone's comments on badual harbadment (all locations):

4:50 pm

Former Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone apologized for not taking badual harbadment into account in a message to a reporter.

Boone said on his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon that "there are no excuses" for what he said earlier in the day, and that "it is not even remotely productive for any conversation regarding harbadment." [19659013] Boone sent an unsolicited Twitter message to a Seattle reporter in which he joked that he had been badually harbaded "twice today," when "the Starbucks girl" smiled at him and when a woman in a drugstore flirted with him .

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3:24 pm

Former Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone caused a stir on social media by downplaying badual harbadment in a message to a journalist.

Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen wrote Wednesday that after he tweeted about his disappointment In the accusations against radio host Garrison Keillor, Boone sent him a direct message on Twitter. Boone wrote that he was badually harbaded "twice today," when "the Starbucks girl" smiled at him and when a woman in a drugstore flirted with him.

Boone joked that he was hiring a lawyer and that the behavior was unacceptable.

Cohen responded to ask why Boone approached him to avoid badual harbadment. Boone wrote that it was a joke, that he was tired of people being offended and that the journalist must return to his politically correct world.

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