Mike Bell, an Atlanta sports-radio host for 92.9/The Game, was suspended on Oct. 7 for three days after tweeting a sexist insult about Jessica Mendoza, who became the first female to do a MLB postseason analysis after the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6.
Mendoza, who won medals in the Olympics as a member of the USA softball team, has been covering MLB during the regular season for ESPN, notes The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In response to her historical broadcast, Bell tweeted, "yes tell us Tits McGhee when you're up there hitting the softball you see a lot of 95 mile an hour cutters."
The insult was based on the film “Anchorman."
The tweet was removed, but Bell lashed out at his critics with more tweets (also removed) reports Mediaite.com:
are all you young 20somethings really that much of pc candy ass? Did you guy go to college to get stupid?
using female broadcasters who never played the sport as color analysts, that would be a feminist agenda
You guys are telling me there isn’t a more qualified Baseball player ESPN can use than a softball player? Gimme a break!
Bell, who has since pulled his Twitter account, apologized on the air on Oct. 7, notes The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and added:
I didn’t get it. I get it now. There is no place for that kind of stuff on my show. I will be more mindful. I hope I can be a better talk show host and better person. This has been an eye-opening experience.