BOSTON – Red Sox president Sam Kennedy apologized to Jones, who said on Monday at the Boston Globe and USA Today that he was called a “nigger” on a few occasions and that a partisan threw him a bag of peanuts .
“The organization is disgusted by the conduct of some ignorant people,” Kennedy said.
“This is unacceptable and shameful,” said Charlie Baker, governor of Massachusetts. This is not representative behavior of the population of Boston and Massachusetts. ”
Selected five times to play the All-Star Game, Adam Jones argues that this was not the first time he was the victim of racist comments in Boston, but that this episode was the worst he ever had since the beginning of His career in the majors, 12 years ago.
“It’s a shame that people use such epithets to belittle other human beings,” he told the Boston Globe and USA Today after the meeting.
The Red Sox also confirmed to USA Today that the supporter who threw him a bag of peanuts had been expelled.
” It is pathetic. That’s what I call a coward, also said Jones on Monday. What we have to do is not to evict them, but to impose fines of $ 10,000, $ 20,000 or $ 30,000. It’s something that really hurts someone. ”
When Jones came to bat for the first time on Tuesday, initially a smattering of boos could be heard from the late-arriving crowd. However, those were quickly drowned out by a standing ovation from what Bob Costas described as a “sizeable percentage of the Fenway fans.”
Starting pitcher Chris Sale even took a moment and stepped off the mound to allow the applause to continue.
Here is the moment.
For what it's worth, big ovation for Adam Jones at Fenway pic.twitter.com/u1xgRMuwfg
— Alex Putterman (@AlexPutterman) May 2, 2017