A talk-show host for the San Francisco Giants’ longtime flagship radio station apologized for racial remarks he made about the team’s Latino players ” and a high-ranking station executive said he would not be fired.
On the air late Wednesday after the Giants lost 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies, Larry Krueger of KNBR (above) went off about the struggling club and its “brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly.”
Later, he said, “You have a manager in Felipe (Alou) whose mind has turned to Cream of Wheat.”
Krueger apologized, but that meant little to the Giants.
“I haven’t heard anything like that since John Rocker,” Venezuelan shortstop Omar Vizquel said Friday, referring to the former Atlanta Braves pitcher’s remarks in a 1999 interview with Sports Illustrated in which he bashed gays, minorities and foreigners. “I think an apology is not going to be enough for that type of comment. I’ve said things I’ve regretted, too, and I wish I could take them back. I would give a guy a second chance if I knew him better, but I don’t know him.”