Jack Morris was suspended for commenting on Shoaib Othani
Detroit Tigers TV analyst Jack Morris has been suspended indefinitely by Tiger Sports Detroit. Shohe Ohtani Of Los Angeles Angels.
Polly Sports Detroit said in a statement on Wednesday that Morris’ comments were “very disappointing” and that the former big league pitcher would be training “different community.”
“We have a zero tolerance policy for prejudice or discrimination. We are very sorry for your insensitive comment,” the TV network said.
The LTTE said in a statement that it was “extremely disappointed” by Morris’ comments.
“We fully support Bailey Sports Detroit’s commitment and its continued commitment to ensuring that all employees adhere to the highest standards of personal conduct,” the panel said.
On Tuesday night’s broadcast, Morris apologized for his comments, saying before the ninth inning, “I do not want to offend anything. I apologize. I certainly respect this person, have the utmost respect. Give him a pitcher to walk on.”
Morris made his previous comment at the top of the sixth inning that Otani of Japan was 2nd in the game between the Tigers and the Angels. What to do with Shoaib Othani? “
Morris said with an accent, “Be very careful.” Then Othani deliberately walked away.
Morris, 66, five-time All-Star, has served 14 seasons with the Tigers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. He is on Tigers TV for the second time this season. Returned in 2019.