Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was berated by racial remarks and had peanuts thrown at him during Monday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,’’ Jones told reporters after the game, per USA Today. “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.’’
Jones said it was one of the worst experiences he has ever had in his 12-year career. Red Sox officials confirmed to USA Today that a bag of peanuts was thrown and the person was ejected. The team was still investigating a slew of other incidents that occurred.
“It’s different,’’ he said. “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.”
Jones, who is obviously speaking for any other normal person, said the punishment needs to be more severe than just an ejection.
“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,” he added.
The Red Sox have not officially commented on the matter as of early Tuesday.