Jack Morris finds himself under heavy scrutiny this week after he used an accent to answer a question about Shohei Ohtani in Detroit’s game against the Angels on Tuesday night.
The Tigers announcer and Hall of Fame pitcher was asked by Bally Sports play-by-play man Matt Shepard what the Tigers “should do with Shohei Ohtani?” during his at-bat in the sixth inning.
Morris then decided to use an Asian accent and saying, “Be very, very careful.”
He would later apologize.
“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.”
Social media was not that forgiving.