Jones applauded, Machado buzzed as Red Sox top Orioles 5-2
- Author: Julie Sanders May 04, 2017,
May 04, 2017, 16:45
The hostility that's been building between the Orioles two biggest stars and the Red Sox organization should only cause more friction in the last two games of this current series and the remaining three series the teams meet for during the regular season.
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said Tuesday that racial taunts that prompted immediate condemnation around baseball and Boston have no place in today's game but speak to larger racial issues in the United States. After the orchestrated standing ovation, the story of the Red Sox/Orioles game became Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale throwing behind Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and Machado's subsequent post-game rant.
"It was much appreciated".
"The racist words and actions directed at Adam Jones at Fenway Park last night are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated at any of our ballparks", Manfred said.
Red Sox manager John Ferrell said the remarks of one or two should not taint what the overall fan base is, calling the ovation great. The Red Sox called the behavior "inexcusable" and apologized to Jones, with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh chiming in to say, "We are better than this".
Reaction to Jones story dominated the sports world Tuesday, even causing some pundits to demand the public outing of the fan who hurled the racial slurs.
"I appreciate what [the fans] did", he said.
The incident occurred prior to the Red Sox hosting the Baltimore Orioles when a Kenyan woman sang the national anthem and the fan used the slur to describe her performance. Here you have Breer, merely asking for evidence of Adam Jones claims, the asking of which should be the first and immediate object of any journalist on any story.
"A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me".
He later told reporters he hoped the fans would be barred from attending future games at the 105-year-old park. It's a touchy subject, as you can tell as I'm talking to you about it.
Before the game Jones received an apology from Red Sox president Sam Kennedy on behalf of the club. I could go up there and crush somebody if I wanted to.
Red Sox: Farrell said knuckleballer Steven Wright, who was put on the disabled list Monday with a sprained left knee, is "contemplating the options that are available to him and "surgery's not ruled out.". We knew well ahead of time there was going to be a run of right-handed starters coming at us, and a day to keep him in the mix, keep him fresh, give Jackie a day off. "So I'm not gonna sit here and act like I know".