Frank “The Massive Damage” Thomas, a Chicago White Sox legend, took to social media on Friday to ensure his followers knew he’s alive and effectively following a Fox Information blunder that included him of their finish of the yr “In Memoriam” phase.
Thomas, 55, labored as a studio analyst for MLB on Fox since November 2014 earlier than they changed him with Derek Jeter in April 2023. He now works for Apple TV+ on their Friday Night time Baseball protection.
“Women and gents, I am very sorry my ex-employer Fox could be this irresponsible on nationwide TV this morning,” Thomas tweeted. “Sure I am alive and doing effectively. This blows my thoughts additionally.”
The Corridor of Famer acquired an apology from Fox shortly after the false loss of life report, which was seemingly an trustworthy mistake.
Fox apologizes to Frank Thomas
Fox meant to report on the loss of life of former Pittsburgh Pirates star Frank Thomas, who died in January 2023 at age 93.
“We have to rapidly concern a correction within the In Memoriam function that we confirmed just some minutes in the past. We misidentified the late Frank Thomas, the three-time All-Star for the Pittsburgh Pirates,” Fox mentioned in an announcement. “The Frank Thomas we confirmed you sadly was additionally a former professional baseball participant. He’s very a lot alive. We apologize for that mistake.”
Nonetheless, Thomas and followers stay mind-blown that such a mistake might go unnoticed earlier than hitting the air, particularly contemplating he labored at Fox Sports activities for almost a decade earlier than leaving earlier this yr.