During a BALTIMORE ORIOLE 5 - 2 victory over the BOSTON RED SOX on Monday, May 1, at FENWAY PARK in BOSTON, ORIOLES Center Fielder #10 ADAM JONES was the subject of hateful racist taunts from RED SOX fans, and; bags of peanuts were thrown in his direction on the field!!!
USA TODAY reports ADAM JONES said;
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me. I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.
It’s different. Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.
It’s unfortunate. The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on, and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors.
It’s pathetic. It’s called a coward. What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check.
That’s how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. That guy needs to be confronted, and he needs to pay for what he’s done.
At the end of the day, when you throw an object onto the field of play, the player has no idea what it is. What if something hit me right in the eye and I can’t play baseball anymore. Then what? I just wear it? No.
Things like that need to be handled a little more properly, in my opinion.’’Author/ESPN Senior Writer HOWAD BRYANT and BOSTON HERALD Sports Columnist STEVE BUCKLEY join BOB LEY on ESPN: OUTSIDE THE LINES to discuss Boston History, Red Sox History, Fenway Park History, and how what happened to Adam Jones could detrimentally affect the image of MLB.