DETROIT — Jack Morris, a celebrated hero of the World Series-champion 1984 Detroit Tigers and a member of the team’s broadcast team for much of the past decade, has been suspended “indefinitely” by Bally Sports Detroit following his use of a perceived Asian accent during Tuesday night’s broadcast.

Bally Sports Detroit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Morris used an accent as Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani was coming to the plate.

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I watched the broadcast. It struck me at the time that Morris was imitating Elmer Fudd's "Be very very quiet". I think it is a big overreaction to suspend Morris. This is a microcosm of today's overly sensitive world.

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