A Red Sox announcer for the New England sports network is in hot water for some controversial comments.
FOX's Matt Napolitano has more:
During the top of the 4th inning of Tuesday night's Red Sox-Yankees game, NESN analyst Jerry Remy made a comment on a translator going out to the mound with Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to talk with pitcher Masahiro Tanaka:
(Remy) "I forgot with Tanaka they take out the translator. I don't think that should be legal."
When pressed on why it shouldn't be allowed by play-by-play man Dave O'Brien, Remy had this to say:
(Remy) "Learn baseball language. You know, it's pretty simple. I mean break it down pretty easy between pitching coach and pitcher."
Remy's comments drawing immediate criticism. He would deny to address it later on in the game or afterwards. This argument came on the same day that Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt told WIP Sports Radio in Philadelphia that Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera could be a linchpin for the franchise because of a language barrier.
Schmidt apologized for those comments.
Matt Napolitano, FOX News.