Tigers broadcaster apologizes for offensive remark about Angels participant

Throughout Tuesday’s recreation, Detroit Tigers analyst jack Morris apologized for making an offensive remark earlier than Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani got here as much as bat.

The incident occurred throughout the sixth inning when Ohtani got here as much as bat with a runner on second and two outs, USA At the moment reported.

Based on ESPN, Tigers play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard requested Morris, “Now what do you do with Shohei Ohtani?”

He replied utilizing an obvious Asian accent, “Be very, very cautious.”

Ohtani was deliberately walked, ESPN reported.

Earlier than the ninth inning, with Ohtani coming as much as bat, Morris apologized for his remarks throughout the telecast.

“Nicely people, Shohei Ohtani is coming to the plate and it has been dropped at my consideration, and I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone, particularly anyone within the Asian group, for what I stated about pitching and being cautious to Shohei Ohtani,” he stated. “I didn’t intend for any offensive factor and I apologize if I did. I definitely respect and have the utmost respect for this man and do not blame a pitcher for strolling him.”

Morris, who has lined the Tigers since 2015, was elected into the Baseball Corridor of Fame in 2018.

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