03.13.14

Dan Warthen Apologizes (For The Second Time)

Posted in Baseball, Racism Corner at 8:12 am by

“I couldn’t remember the last time I heard the term ‘Chinaman,’” wrote the Wall Street Journal’s Stuart Woo on Monday, shortly after hearing Mets pitching coach Dan Warthern tell Jeff Cutler, Daisuke Matzusaka’s interpreter, “I’m sorry I called you a ‘Chinaman’ yesterday…I thought it was a pretty good joke, though.”  On Wednesday, Warthern and his employers said they were sorry (again).  From the New York Daily News’ Kristie Ackert :

In a statement released by the Mets, Warthen apologized for what he called “thoughtless and inappropriate” comments.

“I apologize for the thoughtless remarks that I made yesterday in the clubhouse. They were a poor attempt at humor but were wrong and inappropriate in any setting. I am very sorry,” Warthen said in the team statement.

Sandy Alderson also issued an apology via the release.

“On behalf of the entire organization, I apologize for the insensitive remarks made by of one of our staff members. The remarks were offensive and inappropriate and the organization is very sorry,” the Mets general manager said.

2 Responses to “Dan Warthen Apologizes (For The Second Time)”

  1. Tommy Hoops says:

    Dean Wareham has nothing to apologize for.

  2. GC says:

    friends of Das Damen would disagree!

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