You’ll be shocked to hear this, but Colin Cowherd made some controversial comments about a group of people. I mean, right, he never does that. Generalizing and stereotyping? Come on, not Colin!
Cowherd’s latest comments came on Thursday during The Herd. He appears to insult the intelligence of Dominicans.
“It’s too complex? I’ve never bought into that ‘baseball is too complex.’ Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world class academic abilities. A lot of those kids come from rough backgrounds and have not had opportunities academically that other kids from other countries have. Baseball is like any sport. It’s mostly instincts. A sportswriter who covers baseball could go up to Tony La Russa and make an argument and Tony would listen and it would seem reasonable. There’s not a single NFL writer in the country who could diagram a play for Bill Belichick. You know, we get caught up in this whole ‘thinking-man’s game.’ Is it in the same family? Most people could do it. It’s not being a concert pianist. It’s in the same family.”
Unsurprisingly, Dominican ball players are taking issue. Cue Jose Bautista of Toronto Blue Jays.
Nothing will come from this. ESPN will probably apologize on Friday and everyone at the Worldwide Leader will forget this happened in a few days. After all, Cowherd is already out the door. He’s someone else’s problem now.