Matthew Roberson: Jim Kaat somehow attempts slavery joke during White Sox-Astros broadcast

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New York Daily News

Set the counter back to zero. An MLB broadcaster said something racist on live television again. This time — during a mid-afternoon playoff game, no less, when all the eyes in the sports world were on the White Sox and Astros’ ALDS Game 2 — it was MLB Network’s Jim Kaat. With Chicago’s Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada at the plate, Buck Showalter recalled being the Orioles manager and seeing Moncada for the first time. He made a comment about Moncada having all the physical characteristics of a superstar and asking the Orioles’ front office to go get someone like him. It was a harmless, chuckling …

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