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Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famer and broadcaster Mike Schmidt apologized Monday, a day after a dialogue a few pitcher’s harm veered into sexist commentary.
Schmidt was speaking about Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy’s separated shoulder and talked about a tweet from McCarthy’s spouse, Amanda, that joked her husband “still can’t do the dishes” after the harm.
At that time, Schmidt advised the NBC Sports Philadelphia viewers, “I’ve a dishwasher at residence myself: My spouse. That was unhealthy. Actually, I do the dishes, more often than not.”
Schmidt’s feedback did not finish along with his dishwasher remark Sunday famous feminine supervisor stared as quickly because the phrases left his mouth.
“Me Too movement,” Schmidt said. “Where does that fit in?”
Schmidt was backpedaling Monday.
“During yesterday’s broadcast, I made a mistake while attempting to be humorous,” Schmidt said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports provided by NBC Sports Philadelphia. “It was not my intention to offend anyone. My daughter passionately marches in support of the Me Too movement in Boston, and I support her in every way. I offer my sincerest apologies.”
A message left by USA TODAY Sports with the Phillies was not returned on Monday.
Schmidt tried to clean issues over after the inning ended.
“I used to be simply attempting to be humorous, and that’s actually not the case,” he stated.
Many social media customers weren’t amused with Schmidt.
Schmidt, who has been calling Sunday video games for the Phillies since 2014, caught flak last year for saying in a radio interview that groups could not construct round Spanish-speaking gamers due to “the language barrier.”