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Schmidt makes sexist remarks during Phillies broadcast

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 4/30/2018 A.J. Perez

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Former Philadelphia Phillie and Hall of Fame member, Mike Schmidt participates in Alumni Weekend ceremonies before a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 13, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 6-2. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) © Hunter Martin/Getty Images PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Former Philadelphia Phillie and Hall of Fame member, Mike Schmidt participates in Alumni Weekend ceremonies before a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 13, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 6-2. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Famer and broadcaster Mike Schmidt apologized Monday, a day after a discussion about a pitcher's injury veered into sexist commentary. 

Schmidt was talking about Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy's separated shoulder and mentioned a tweet from McCarthy’s wife, Amanda, that joked her husband "still can’t do the dishes" after the injury.

At that point, Schmidt told the NBC Sports Philadelphia audience, "I have a dishwasher at home myself: My wife. That was bad. Actually, I do the dishes, most of the time.”

Schmidt's comments didn't end with his dishwasher comment Sunday noted that a female manager stared as soon as the words left his mouth.

“Me Too movement," Schmidt said. "Where does that fit in?”

Schmidt was backpedaling Monday.

“During yesterday’s broadcast, I made a mistake while attempting to be humorous," Schmidt said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports provided by NBC Sports Philadelphia. "It was not my intention to offend anyone. My daughter passionately marches in support of the Me Too movement in Boston, and I support her in every way. I offer my sincerest apologies.” 

A message left by USA TODAY Sports with the Phillies was not returned on Monday.

Schmidt tried to smooth things over after the inning ended.

“I was just trying to be funny, and that’s really not the case," he said. 

Many social media users weren't amused with Schmidt.

Schmidt, who has been calling Sunday games for the Phillies since 2014, caught flak last year for saying in a radio interview that teams couldn't build around Spanish-speaking players because of "the language barrier."

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