There are probably around 5,000 better ways to salute the Cleveland Indians, Pedro Martinez. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

TBS studio commentator and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez thought he was being cheekily magnanimous after the Cleveland Indians finished off their American League Division Series sweep of his former team on Monday night. Instead he went straight for the type of humor that went out with the Hollywood western.

Anyway, Martinez lamely apologized on Twitter soon after, trotting out the ol’ “if I was misunderstood,” as if anyone had trouble comprehending what a horrible look this was. He might as well have offered to “smoke-um peace pipe” with anyone who was offended.