Tigers TV guy: Latinos need ‘rice and beans’ for postgame meal

Detroit Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen made an unfunny and inappropriate attempt at a joke about Latinos during FOX Sports Detroit's telecast Thursday night.
Allen, a color analyst since 2003, said the postgame meal in the Tigers clubhouse at Target Field should include rice and beans, because most of the team's lineup against the Twins had Latino heritage.
You see, the Latinos just love them some rice and beans, as the stereotype goes.
Would Allen, who is African-American, make a joke about a Tigers lineup that was mostly black requiring something stereotypical to eat? Would he stoop to make a watermelon joke? Maybe he would. Maybe he has. But that wouldn't make it right, or funny.
Check out an audio clip of Allen's conversation in the sixth inning with Tigers play-by-play man Mario Impemba, who notes that Twins right-hander Carl Pavano(notes) just reached 100 pitches. Allen responds by complimenting Tigers' hitters for making their opponent work hard. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big...rn=mlb-wp13541

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Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was suspended for 2 weeks for making a so called gay slur to some fans in San Francisco. Something tells me that this incident will be brushed aside and further point out the double standard in this country.