Via the Sun -
David Cone might have some explaining to do after a comment he made during Tuesday night’s broadcast of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game.
Cone referred to the bat used by Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki as a “chopstick” on the YES Network’s broadcast of the game. Ichiro is a native of Japan.
The remark caused an outcry from fans on social media.
Cone, 49, was a starting pitcher in MLB between 1986 and 2003. He played for the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees and Red Sox. He’s won five World Series — one with the Jays in 1992 and four with the Yankees in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000.
Ichiro was a star in Japan before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2001, a team he played for until he was traded to the Yankees earlier this season.
It’s not as bad as a Howard Cosell/Alvin Garrett moment. But, Conie’s going to hear it on this one. If he gets bounced for this matter, who’s going to be responsible for explaining WAR to Michael Kay?