I am glad to see the apology, but never really thought there was intent. There rarely is intent to hit a guy and frankly there was no reason to at that point.
The issue is more that a guy has lost control and cannot avoid hitting people (or at least has some likelihood to do so). That is a manager, not pitcher issue, and that is what upset me, that the manager didn’t act. As was pointed out, he could not because of the new rule, and to me it points out a flaw in that new rule that should be taken care of this next offseason. Simplest way is to add a caveat that if the other teams manager agrees that a pitcher can be removed early.
Classy move to apologize, but I doubt anyone thought it was intentional.