Yankees analyst David Cone refers to Ichiro Suzuki's bat as 'chopstick'

Yankees batter Ichiro Suzuki hits a single against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, N.Y.,...

Yankees batter Ichiro Suzuki hits a single against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:23 AM ET

David Cone might have some explaining to do after a comment he made during Tuesday night's broadcast of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game.

Cone referred to the bat used by Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki as a "chopstick" on the YES Network's broadcast of the game. Ichiro is a native of Japan.

The remark caused an outcry from fans on social media.

Cone, 49, was a starting pitcher in MLB between 1986 and 2003. He played for the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees and Red Sox. He's won five World Series -- one with the Jays in 1992 and four with the Yankees in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000.

Ichiro was a star in Japan before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2001, a team he played for until he was traded to the Yankees earlier this season.


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