October 6, 2022

Morris issues on-air apology during return to Tigers TV booth

Baseball Hall-of-Famer and Bally Sports Detroit color analyst Jack Morris was back in the booth…

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.”

“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.”