The day after being the subject of racial slurs, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was welcomed by the Fenway Park crowd as if he were one of their own.
After Monday night’s game in Boston, Jones said he was the subject of racism:
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,’’ Jones said, “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.’’
“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.’’
The next night, the Boston crowd did their best to make sure Jones knew that just because there was a bad apple in the crowd on Monday night, doesn’t mean he represents the entire city.
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Jones went hitless in four at-bats and the Orioles lost the game, 5-2.
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