DETROIT (TheBlaze/AP) — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus quickly apologized for making a sarcastic remark after Detroit’s latest loss, teaching a valuable lesson to others about what not to say when trying to might light of loss at a press conference.

Ausmus was asked after Detroit’s 2-1 loss to Kansas City how his mood is when he heads home from the ballpark these days. The Tigers have dropped 20 of 29.

Ausmus, clearly trying to joke, said: “I beat my wife.” After a brief pause, he said: “I’m just kidding around. No, luckily my wife and kids are fantastic. I do get a little mopey at home, but my wife and kids are good.”

Brad  (David Banks/Getty Images)

Brad Ausmus taught others a valuable lesson about making jokes at press conferences.  (David Banks/Getty Images)

About a minute later, without being prompted, Ausmus said: “I didn’t want to make light of battered women. I didn’t mean to make light of that, so I apologize for that if that offended anyone.”

Watch Ausmus’ remark, which drew laughs from the crowd at the time:

According to MLive, he then moved on with a curt “Next question. Sorry.”