Chris Bosio shocked at firing, considering legal action

(via USA Today) -- Chris Bosio still can't grasp why he was sitting in his Detroit apartment Thursday afternoon instead of on the bench at Comerica Park, unable to accept his abrupt firing as the Detroit Tigers pitching coach.

One day, he’s making a joke by his cubicle in the Tigers’ coaches office, and two days later he’s fired, informed that he violated the team’s zero-tolerance policy, saying he “made insensitive remarks to a team employee.’’

“I’m crushed,’’ said Bosio, who plans to hire an attorney and determine whether a wrongful termination lawsuit will be filed. “I’m absolutely crushed. I still can’t believe it’s gotten to this point.

“I’m in shock.’’

Bosio revealed to USA TODAY Sports that he was fired for using the word “monkey" in a conversation that was overheard by - but not involving - an African-American clubhouse attendant.

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