Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Fenway, Fenway Park, Racial Slurs, Red Sox, Richard Justice, Sam Kennedy, Sox
Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones was subjected to racial slurs and at least one object (bag of peanuts) thrown at him last night at Fenway. He indicated this was not the first time this has happened at Fenway but was the nastiest one.
Apparently the person (I hesitate to say fan) who threw the peanuts and some others were removed from the stadium.
That is not sufficient.
The Sox need to make it clear that individuals who behave in such a manner will never be allowed to return to Fenway and that they will be turned over to the Boston police for prosecution.
If currently there are no grounds for legal action in Boston, the city and state legislature should immediately pass such laws.
And fans who hear such taunts and observe such behaviors should vocally object and should call Sox security.
There should be zero tolerance for such abhorrent behavior.
See: Red Sox Issue Statement on Jones Incident, Sam Kennedy, Red Sox President
See: No Place for what Jones Faced, by Richard Justice
david elvove said:
pumpsie green must be rolling over in his grave
samuel clover jr said:
rick…I applaud your moral conviction, you have always been a man of high standards…however, there are still basic idiots around…that said, God knows who you are and still loves us anyway….mr.sam….sports sometimes reflects our values, even at it’s saddest state…..scjr
On the one hand, Fenway and Boston do have their drunken louts (they actually have retractable spit curtains to protect the visiting team coming out of the locker room at the Boston College football stadium).
On the other hand…..these days…..with 50% of the stadium facebooking live and video-ng at any given time……….I want to see some proof before we go witch hunting and pearl clutching………..Adam Jones is not a nutcase, but quite frankly it’s very easy to say something like this, and BB players aren’t rocket scientists…..