Baseball Hall-of-Famer and Bally Sports Detroit color analyst Jack Morris was back in the booth Friday, marking the end of a 10-game suspension for seemingly imitating an Asian accent during an at-bat by Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani in August.

Before the baseball began, though, the former Tiger still had a little cleaning up to do.

Morris, 66, issued an on-air apology to Ohtani, saying that he “appreciated the opportunity to work with a bias training group” and now realizes that “my words are important.”

Jack Morris has been part of the Tigers' broadcast team for much of the past decade.

“I again would like to sincerely apologize for my insensitive comment that I made in my last broadcast,” Morris said. “I am very sorry that my comment offended so many people, especially the Asian community. I never intended for it to be hurtful or offensive to anyone. I understand that it was perceived that way by many, and I am truly, truly sorry.”