On Tuesday night, a Hall of Fame baseball player made an offensive remark about Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani.
Detroit Tigers analyst Jack Morris found himself apologizing for a racially charged comment about one of the game’s best players. The comments came after Morris was asked how he would pitch to Ohtani.
Bally Sports Detroit play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard asked, “Now what do you do with Shohei Ohtani?”
Morris said with an accent: “Be very, very careful.”
Here’s video of the clip.
Jack Morris apologies before Shohei Otani’s at-bat in the ninth inning. pic.twitter.com/WdCjfyfSvX
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Fans immediately called Morris out for his decision to use an accent when talking about the Japanese superstar. Following complaints from fans, Morris gave the following apology.
“Well folks, Shohei Ohtani is coming to the plate and it’s been brought to my attention, and I sincerely apologize if I offended anybody, especially anybody in the Asian community for what I said about pitching and being careful to Shohei Ohtani,” Morris said. “I did not intend for any offensive thing and I apologize if I did. I certainly respect and have the utmost respect for this guy and don’t blame a pitcher for walking him.”
It’s unclear if Morris will receive a punishment for his comments.
Ohtani has demolished opposing pitching all season long. Add in the fact that he’s lethal from the mound and he’s arguably the best player in baseball right now.
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