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Detroit Tigers broadcaster Jack Morris apologized for the racist comment he made about Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday night.
The hall of fame right-hander best associated for his time in Detroit now calls Tigers games for Bally Sports Detroit. With Ohtani due up at the plate, Morris made a comment about how to best pitch to the Angels star using a derogatory accent.
He apologized right before Ohtani next came up to bat for Los Angeles.
Jack Morris apologizes for racist comment over the air about Shohei Ohtani
Ohtani is arguably the biggest name in baseball today. He is doing something on the baseball diamond nobody alive has ever seen. Even Babe Ruth was not toeing the rubber every fifth day after he was traded to the New York Yankees. We should be celebrating what Ohtani is doing for baseball and trying to grow the game domestically and internationally, not point out he is Asian.
The Angels thoroughly dismantled the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park effortlessly, 8-2.