Keith Hernandez on the Fox pregame show.

In the minutes before Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, new Fox baseball analyst Keith Hernandez made a comment on the pregame show he may want back.

After fellow analyst David Ortiz pretended to lick Hernandez in reference to Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Hernandez put his hand on Ortiz’s shoulder and said, “I’m from San Francisco, bro.” The comment sure seemed to be a reference to San Francisco’s gay community.

Many fans caught the remark and were not amused, accusing Hernandez of homophobia.

Hernandez may wind up having to eat crow for this one.

UPDATE: Through a spokesman, Hernandez issued the following statement:

“I made a poor attempt at humor and never intended for it to be taken the wrong way. I am from San Francisco and as baseball fans know, the Dodgers/Giants rivalry runs deep. I did not grow up a Dodger fan and when it came down to Giants vs. Dodgers, I rooted for the Giants. I apologize if any offense was taken.”

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  • Keith P.

    That’s not a homophobic comment. People need to stop this idiocy of looking for offense in everything.

  • Duarte_Road

    No story — move on.

  • kca13

    People need to quit being so frickin sensitive

  • Grumpy Old Man

    Alex, Alex, Alex.
    After Hernandez’ remark, you probably spent the next 4 hours boiling over on Twitter, and never even watched the game.
    I know you’re not really a journalist, and it’s becoming clear you only use sports to satisfy your SJW yearnings, but can’t you find somewhere to write where people might actually be interested in the Pablum you serve up here??

    • Alek Hiddel

      Alex’s dream job was to blog for Gawker and clutch his pearls daily but alas his dreams were shattered by the Hulkster

  • disqus_Xlj7cJ9k8c

    I hate how pussified this country has become in recent years, cant say shit without offending someone.

  • Not the first time Keith has said something meant to be funny that manages to offend. Great analyst, great ballplayer (who belongs in the Hall), not great with filtering what he says.

    • JY11741

      That’s why he is the GOAT

  • Shawn Rychling

    The thought police strike again!

  • Brian

    The butthurt is strong in SJWs.

  • Parts

    I totally get why people were offended, but his apology provides further context, which, I think explains it completely. Not the best comment, but totally forgivable when explained. Good on Keith for owning it. He really is one of the best on TV.

  • Duncan Hirohito

    Put that many jocks on a platform and expect coherency is stupid. Because jocks, like Keith, are basically stupid, self entered and have the analytic capacity of a Dallas cheerleader. But hey, the people watching are just as stupid. “Lick my bat, FS1.”

    • QED – quod erat demonstrandum

      This coming from a single digit IQ poster with an icon of Popeye.

      Good value ad, future serial killer.

      • Duncan Hirohito

        I must be stupid because I believe you are struggling to make a point that is either insulting to me or a premonition about my destiny, or both. Knowing you, it’s probably both. Is that it? More to the point, I’d like to hear your take (not really) on Keith’s homophobia and yours.

        • QED – quod erat demonstrandum

          Snowflakes like you need to get a tad thicker skin. Or stop watching sports (or any) TV looking for whatever is smaller than a microaggression.

          • Duncan Hirohito

            Quis est haec simia?

  • Duncan Hirohito

    That’s some crummy reporting, really crummy. The context was Puig licking his bat and Ortiz saw the obvious joke and went to lick Keith. Then the comment. How can you make such a mistake?