Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven creates stir by calling downtown Detroit 'ugly'


Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven didn't endear himself to Detroit residents with some comments he made on Twitter Thursday.

During a rain delay of more than three-and-a-half hours before the start of Thursday's game between the Twins and Tigers, Blyleven took a shot at downtown Detroit, with a couple of Tweets that have since been deleted.

Maybe they meant 4:45? It is the best I have seen downtown Detroit though! Thank you low clouds!

— Bert Blyleven (@BertBlyleven28) April 9, 2015

Guess I ruffled some feathers with my last tweet about download Detroit! Guess all you that responded haven't seen how ugly your downtown is

— Bert Blyleven (@BertBlyleven28) April 9, 2015

The comments from Blyleven created quite the reaction on Twitter.

Near the end of Thursday's broadcast Blyleven apologized and remarked about all of the work the city has been doing to redevelop the downtown.

He also issued an apology on Twitter.

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