Here’s An Indians Announcer Being Kind Of Racist
Shin-Soo Choo is a very good baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. He is the only active MLB-er that was born in South Korea. Sushi is typically classified as a Japanese food, although a very similar dish (named Gimbap), is a part of Korean culture.
If you are Rick Manning, Indians color commentator for over a decade, you likely know of Choo's and sushi's shared Asian origins. Yet for some reason, this combination of factoids in your brain led you to posit that, when a player of Asian descent hits a double instead of a home run, it's due to the dearth of essential Omega-3 fatty acids residing in his talented body.
Is it racism if it doesn't even make sense?
What is Rick Manning even trying to say here? As Awful Announcing asks, is sushi some sort of performance-enhancing food? Should I be eating more sushi? Will players start popping up with positive tests and being suspended?
At least if you're going to make an odd, racist comment, have it make sense. Rick, maybe you wouldn't have said something so dumb if you had eaten another piece of Canadian Bacon earlier.
I will add, though, that it's unsurprising that a team with a mascot named Chief Wahoo to be involved in some racism, botched or not.
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