White Sox broadcaster Steve Stone apologizes to pitcher Lance Lynn after criticizing his weight and telling him ‘salads would help’ in rant about losing start to the season
- Lance Lynn has struggled mightily this season so far for the White Sox
- And the team’s former pitcher Steve Stone took aim at his weight this week
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White Sox color analyst Steve Stone has apologized publicly after criticizing the weight of Chicago pitcher Lance Lynn.
In his five starts this season, Lynn has gotten off to a brutal start, pitching a 7.52 ERA en route to an 0-3 record.
And Stone took aim at the 270-pound Lynn this week.
‘[Lynn]’s had a lot of leg issues and other things,’ Stone said of Lynn on Parkins and Spiegel on 670 The Score.
‘If cardiovascularly it’s bothering him with the pitch clock, maybe a couple salads would help … and I don’t know if he’s having problems with that.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Stone throws a ceremonial first pitch a White Sox-Dodgers game in 2022
‘But if that is a problem, then maybe if you improve your cardiovascular by losing a couple pounds or doing whatever he’s gonna do to work out.’
The White Sox entered Friday with the third-worst record in the league at 7-20, and the the vibes around the team are not incredibly positive judging by Stone’s remarks.
Nonetheless, the broadcaster took to Twitter to apologize on Friday.
‘A few days ago, I made a comment on radio about Lance Lynn and his weight as it pertained to endurance,’ he wrote.
‘I made a mistake and take responsibility. No excuses and no rationalizations. I was wrong. Lance and I spoke yesterday, and I apologized. He accepted and we shook hands.’
Stone was a pitcher himself, and a very successful one at that, as he won the 1980 Cy Young.
Stone spent three of his 11 seasons with the White Sox and ended his career with a 3.97 ERA.