Tigers' announcers Mario Impemba and Rod Allen were talking about Rod Allen's favorite minor league town to play in (Mario asked him about it) and Rod's reply was Buffalo, New York. As if that wasn't eyebrow raising enough, (around the 50 second mark) Rod said it was due to the show the GM would put on for the fans and players, which would include people dancing on the dugouts, "midgets," "giants," and then delicious chicken wings. Mario Impemba laughed. (shoddy HD iPhone video below, and nevermind my fantasy player updates on MLB.tv):
Of course, because we're all material girl PC guys living in a material world PC world, Allen caught some flak for saying "midget" instead of little people or vertically challenged people. Personally, I think his comment, like his "rice and beans" comment earlier this summer, is innocent, but what do I know - I'm a Pollack. Nonetheless, he apologized for it the next half inning:
One must first understand what it looks like to be shown in white face. What this article has done was not what was done to African Americans that were made a mockery of in make up and contrasting lips, The image was a better depicton of Michael than what Michael Jackson should actually have looked like white. The article did also make very valid points about where we are in the race war in this couuntry.
Ummm..... Who cares? It's just a "What if?" Scenario. Good God people. Are we just gonna pick apart everyone's opinion and thoughts? Give me a break.