Were you offended by FOX baseball commentator Harold Reynolds’ comment about Canada’s baseball abilities?
The broadcaster made a quick remark during Game 3 between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers that set the Twitterverse on fire and pushed many Canadians to the brink of war!
After Jose Bautista slammed a foul ball in the fourth inning, Reynolds took his shot at our baseball skills.
“We were talking about foul balls in the stands up in Toronto, and because there’s not a lot of people that grew up playing baseball in Canada, they’re not used to catching a lot of balls in the stands … not many people catching that one, anyway,” he said.
Reynolds doesn’t have a Twitter account, and therefore failed to realize the impact that his comment had on the nation. It wasn’t until a pal, former National League MVP Larry Walker of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, contacted him following the game to tell him of the storm that he stirred up.
He has since apologized for the remark, claiming that he was only making a joke and wasn’t intending to offend anybody.
“I’m well aware of the baseball players that have come out of there. Dalton Pompey and Russell Martin, who will be catching tonight for the Jays, are from there. Joey Votto’s a Canadian. Justin Morneau,” he told Sportsnet in a recent interview.