Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Jack Morris under fire for using Asian accent during Shohei Ohtani at-bat

Tigers announcer and Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Morris was criticizing after using an accent to answer a question about Shohei Ohtani in Detroit’s game against the Angels on Tuesday night.

Morris 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 responded by attempting to use an Asian accent and saying, “Be very, very careful.”

The 66-year-old Morris apologized before Ohtani’s next at-bat.

“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.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 18, 2021 at 11:37 AM | 515 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jack morris

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 6 of 6 pages ‹ First  < 4 5 6
   501. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:20 PM (#6037237)
Flip
   502. . Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:22 PM (#6037239)
No, I really do, in the job I am in, working for the company I work for.


No, you really don't. If you did, people without contracts wouldn't get paid for their work.
   503. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:35 PM (#6037244)
No, you really don't. If you did, people without contracts wouldn't get paid for their work.


You are a weird person. And this is a weird discussion.

Believe it or not, where I work they require consultants to have a contract. That does not mean that no one on Earth can't be paid without a contract, but it does mean that I won't get paid to work in the job I am in, at the company I am at, without a contract.
   504. . Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:42 PM (#6037248)
Believe it or not, where I work they require consultants to have a contract. That does not mean that no one on Earth can't be paid without a contract, but it does mean that I won't get paid to work in the job I am in, at the company I am at, without a contract.


Oh, I believe it; it's just not relevant to anything, which makes your continued citing of it a bit confusing.
   505. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:47 PM (#6037251)
Oh, I believe it; it's just not relevant to anything, which makes your continued citing of it a bit confusing.


I understand you are confused. We all do.
   506. . Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:49 PM (#6037252)
Albert Einstein himself would be confused. The theory of relativity was easier to come up with than deciphering the hidden meaning of your contractual status.
   507. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 30, 2021 at 05:55 PM (#6037254)
Hidden meaning? Are you drunk?
   508. 57i66135 is a hard word for me. Posted: August 30, 2021 at 06:50 PM (#6037272)
You are a weird person. And this is a weird discussion.
welcome to 5 pages ago.
   509. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 30, 2021 at 07:11 PM (#6037278)
GASLIGHTING ON AISLE 3!!!
   510. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 30, 2021 at 07:13 PM (#6037282)
From the Wiki's article on Monty Python's Ministry of Arguments,


"The sketch has been frequently used as an example of how not to argue, because, as Palin's character notes, it contains little more than ad hominem attacks and contradiction,[11] and does not contribute to critical thinking."
   511. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 30, 2021 at 07:29 PM (#6037284)
Because secure employment is a racial justice issue, although admittedly not as much fun of an issue as complaining about some guy at the NYT mentioning the Nword. And as we're seeing, it's not too hard to find people to lecture vacuously about "workplace norms" and the like, but getting anyone to focus on the actual issues that contribute to systemic racism ... good luck.
It's the other way around. How are we suppose to achieve racial justice with respect to employment if we can't even figure out something so mundane and banal as "workplace norms"? Systemic racism gets addressed when the powerful people in the system decides it needs to be. That these conversations are always being reframed as anything other than racism tells minorities that maybe racial justice isn't that high a priority in the marketplace.
   512. BDC Posted: August 30, 2021 at 09:31 PM (#6037304)
The sketch has been frequently used as an example of how not to argue, because, as Palin's character notes, it contains little more than ad hominem attacks and contradiction,[11] and does not contribute to critical thinking

It has NEVER been used in that way.
   513. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM (#6037329)
an oral promise to pay you a certain amount per hour
Otherwise known as… a contract.
   514. baxter Posted: August 31, 2021 at 01:59 AM (#6037340)
513 Yes, when you think about it. Is it under the statue of frauds that requires some contracts to be written? Then, there is the parol evidence rule about extrinsic evidence? Haven't thought about that in decades.

thanks for an interesting discussion all the way around.

I wonder, completely speculating, if the NYT used the incident to boot the science columnist, using the incident as a way to avoid an age discrimination claim. Again, this is complete, utter speculation.
   515. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 31, 2021 at 04:31 PM (#6037481)
It has NEVER been used in that way.


Yes it has, you pooftah!
Page 6 of 6 pages ‹ First  < 4 5 6

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
dirk
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNew York Yankees star Aaron Judge hits 61st home run of season, tying Roger Maris' mark
(3 - 12:08am, Sep 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogJapan's affinity for Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani examined in 'Searching for Ohtani'
(4 - 12:06am, Sep 29)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogWhy Major League Baseball needs to do a better job of appreciating regular season greatness
(21 - 11:23pm, Sep 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the week of September 26 - October 5, 2022
(95 - 11:18pm, Sep 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogSoto, Shmoto: Joey Meneses Is Washington’s Pleasant Surprise
(3 - 10:48pm, Sep 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogBill James: How Reliable are Won-Lost Records, Part I
(31 - 10:29pm, Sep 28)
Last: Born1951

NewsblogMiami Marlins' Richard Bleier only pitcher since 1900 with 3 balks in same at-bat, gets tossed vs. Mets
(36 - 8:30pm, Sep 28)
Last: 57i66135 is a hard word for me.

Newsblog2022-23 Preseason NBA thread
(304 - 8:08pm, Sep 28)
Last: 57i66135 is a hard word for me.

NewsblogThe difficult postseason decision Mets face
(23 - 4:39pm, Sep 28)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBarry Bonds Reveals How Close He Was to Joining Yankees
(8 - 4:28pm, Sep 28)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogPirates add Miguel Andújar after Yankees designate former Rookie of the Year runner-up for assignment
(13 - 3:54pm, Sep 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogYankees’ threat of sitting Aaron Judge finally ended long rain delay with Red Sox
(23 - 2:22pm, Sep 28)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - European Leages Return
(265 - 1:03pm, Sep 28)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogThe Official Mets Fan Self-Immolation Thread
(986 - 11:19am, Sep 28)
Last: bobm

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(2533 - 11:12am, Sep 28)
Last: 57i66135 is a hard word for me.

Page rendered in 0.3109 seconds
45 querie(s) executed