Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani reportedly takes no offense in Detroit Tigers analyst Jack Morris’ use of a mock Asian accent while talking about him.
The backlash: Jack Morris, 66, a National Baseball Hall of Famer, used the problematic accent while referencing Ohtani during a game between the Angels and Tigers on Tuesday. The incident resulted in his indefinite suspension at Bally Sports Detroit.
Detroit Tigers game analyst Jack Morris has been suspended indefinitely by Bally Sports Detroit following his apology for using a mock Asian accent when broadcasting about Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani during a match Tuesday night.
What happened: Morris, a former Tigers pitcher inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, was asked to comment about Ohtani during the game’s sixth inning. At the time, Tigers pitcher Joe Jimenez had just struck out Juan Lagares and Ohtani was coming up to bat.
Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani donated the paycheck he received from the Home Run Derby competition to the team’s support staff as a way to show his appreciation.
As a thank you: The 27-year-old athlete distributed the $150,000 paycheck to around 30 staffers, including trainers, clubhouse workers and media relations employees on Friday, a source told The OC Register.
Awkwafina celebrated the upcoming premiere of “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” by throwing the first pitch at the Mets game on Sunday.
Sports commentator Stephen A. Smith made a public apology Monday night after his xenophobic rant on Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani drew backlash online.
Controversial comments: During his ESPN show, “First Take,” on Monday, Smith claimed Ohtani’s rise in Major League Baseball (MLB) would potentially harm the sport because he doesn’t speak English.
Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani made history after hitting his 32nd home run of the year during the fifth inning of their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
Record-breaker: Ohtani’s major-league-leading homer surpassed the record for the most home runs by a Japanese player, which Hideki Matsui set in 2004 while playing for the New York Yankees, reported ESPN.
Making history: Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed the 27-year-old baseball player’s double duty on Monday, according to MLB.
A grieving family is seeking answers over the death of a college baseball player from Maryland who died after undergoing surgery to mend an elbow injury.
Routine surgery turns tragic: George Mason University Patriots pitcher Sang Ho Baek, 20, died due to complications from a “Tommy John” surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction) on June 12 at a TidalHealth medical facility in Salisbury, Md., The New York Times reported.
Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani put up quite a show on Monday night as he became the first player since Babe Ruth to be the starting pitcher for a game while also leading the Majors in home runs.
It’s been almost 100 years since a player made a pitching start while also leading the Majors in home runs (Babe Ruth; June 13, 1921).
A meme of baseball bats being sold in a store in the Philippines has sparked an interesting discussion on the popularity of baseball in the country.
Not for hitting home runs: The photo, which shows the bats being marketed as “personal defense weapons” by a popular hardware store, has become a viral meme generating thousands of reactions and shares.
The starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka, has announced that he left the U.S. in March to bring his family back home to Japan after “a situation where I was in danger besides the coronavirus.”
In a series of tweets, Tanaka revealed that his decision to return to his native country was due to the danger posed by the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to spread across the U.S.
Shin-soo Choo, Texas Rangers’ outfielder and designated hitter, is donating $1,000 to about 190 minor league players as the MLB shuts down games amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
After hearing about the indefinite shut down of MLB about two weeks ago, the 37-year-old professional baseball player took it upon himself to help out minor league players under the Texas Rangers, according to Dallas News.