04.03.13

Alan Ashby : Thinking Twice Before Dusting Off The SOD, “Speak English Or Die” T-Shirt

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You don’t have to be a veteran broadcaster
to use Yu Darvish’s brush with immortality as an excuse to express the first dopey thought that popped into your head….but it helps.   Alan Ashby’s apology, courtesy MLB.com :

Astros broadcaster Alan Ashby issued an apology Wednesday for what he had intended to be a lighthearted remark in the excitement of Tuesday night’s near-perfect game by Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish in Houston.

“I’d like to apologize if my comments last night were misinterpreted or construed as insensitive. I have the highest respect for Yu Darvish; he’s a great player and his performance last night was outstanding. He showed a great deal of poise in the face of a difficult moment last night, which speaks to the strength of his character.”

Lest anyone believe this is a big deal over not-very-much, you’ll note that MLB Advanced Media has edited their clip of the CSN Houston feed so that it ends before the offending remarks are heard.

2 Responses to “Alan Ashby : Thinking Twice Before Dusting Off The SOD, “Speak English Or Die” T-Shirt”

  1. Rog says:

    Well, at least the coach didn’t throw a baseball at his head and call him a “f***ing fairy!” That would’ve been much more offensive.

  2. GC says:

    That would’ve been quite the reaction to an 8.2 IP, scoreless performance. Maybe next time?

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